Microphyte toxins : A manual for toxin detection, environmental monitoring and therapies to counteract intoxications
Man-made eutrophication of fresh and marine waters has been a cause of water quality deterioration. Algal blooms, which impair the overall quality of waters, have recently appeared in the seas of Europe. Algal species are known to produce toxins, which accumulate in shellfish and fish and can be transferred to man along the food chain. This manual discusses the problem of microphyte toxins under the following headings: (i) the toxins; (ii) toxin-producing phytoplankton; (iii) methods for toxin detection; (iv) environmental monitoring, shellfish detoxification and possible remedies; (v) symptomatologies and possible therapies to counteract intoxications.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14854 EN (1993) 338 pp., FS, ECU 36.50
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2731-4
Record Number: 199410249 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en