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Algal Toxins in Seafood and Drinking Water - Ian Robert Falconer

Algal Toxins in Seafood and Drinking Water

By: Ian Robert Falconer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 16th September 1993
ISBN: 9780122479908
Number Of Pages: 224

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Red tides in the sea and bright green lakes and rivers are becoming features of our degraded world environment. These events, caused by algae and the toxins they produce, are often associated with poisoning of people or livestock resulting in injury to health and economic loss.
This volume provides definitive information on the identification of toxin marine and freshwater algae, the routine analysis and effects of algal toxins, their veterinary and public health impact, and on control measures in current use.
Professionals in the food and water industry, and those working in public health and environmental ecology will find this book extremely useful.

Contributors
Preface
Dedication
Some Taxonomic and Biologic Aspects of Toxic Dinoflagellatesp. 1
Methods of Analysis for Algal Toxins: Dinoflagellate and Diatom Toxinsp. 29
Mode of Action of Toxins of Seafood Poisoningp. 49
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoningp. 75
Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoningp. 87
Ciguatera Fish Poisoningp. 105
Control Measures in Shellfish and Finfish Industries in the USAp. 117
Seafood Toxins of Algal Origin and their Control in Canadap. 129
Taxonomy of Toxic Cyanophyceae (Cyanobacteria)p. 145
Measurement of Toxins from Blue-green Algae in Water and Foodstuffsp. 165
Mechanism of Toxicity of Cyclic Peptide Toxins from Blue-green Algaep. 177
Diseases Related to Freshwater Blue-green Algal Toxins, and Control Measuresp. 187
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780122479908
ISBN-10: 0122479904
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 16th September 1993
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.55