Recognizing toxic species in aquatic habitats: a potential concern in lake management

https://doi.org/10.4081/jlimnol.2003.172

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The importance of distinguishing toxic and non-toxic algal species is becoming a more common problem for management decisions associated with various freshwater and estuarine habitats. An example is given where two dinoflagellates, originally unidentified as closely resembling the toxin producing Pfiesteria spp., have been compared to these species. In order to clarify any relationship to Pfiesteria spp., scanning electron microscopy was used to determine the plate tabulation patterns of these dinoflagellates and make comparisons to the tabulation present in Pfiesteria spp. The results indicated significant differences in the plate tabulations of these taxa to distinguish them from Pfiesteria spp.

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2003-08-01
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Pfiesteria sp., toxicity, aquatic management, plate tabulation
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KOKOCINSKI M, MARSHALL HG. Recognizing toxic species in aquatic habitats: a potential concern in lake management. J Limnol [Internet]. 2003 Aug. 1 [cited 2021 Jun. 25];62(2):172-4. Available from: https://www.jlimnol.it/index.php/jlimnol/article/view/jlimnol.2003.172

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