Pseudo-nitzschia australis

Pseudo-nitzschia australis

(soo″dō-nich′ē-ă, sū″, o-strāl′ĭs)
A species of marine diatom that produces domoic acid, a neurotoxic amino acid. Shellfish and fish that feed on the diatom are toxic to sea mammals and humans.
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Circulation and environmental conditions during a toxigenic Pseudo-nitzschia australis bloom in the Santa Barbara Channel, California.
Nitrogenous preference of toxigenic Pseudo-nitzschia australis (Bacillariophyceae) from field and laboratory experiments.
The effect of Fe and Cu on growth and domoic acid production by Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries and Pseudo-nitzschia australis. Limnol.
Toxic microalgae species were more frequent during spring, including a bloom of Pseudo-nitzschia australis in October in GN.
Identification of Pseudo-nitzschia australis and P.
Pseudo-nitzschia australis Frenguelli and related species from the west coast of the U.S.A.: occurrence and domoic acid production.
Scientists had considered diatoms benign until a 1987 bloom of Pseudo-nitzschia australis off Canada's Prince Edward Island.
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