The occurrence and levels of cyanotoxin nodularin from Nodularia spumigena in the alkaline and salty Lake Burdur, Turkey

Submitted: 17 September 2014
Accepted: 23 March 2015
Published: 2 April 2015
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The occurrence of cyanobacteria species Nodularia spumigena and its toxin nodularin were studied in Burdur Lake, a saline alkaline lake with endemic fauna and a Ramsar site of ornithological importance. The water samples were collected from three different locations of Lake Burdur between May and November of 2011. Abundance of Nodularia spumigena and the nodularin levels peaked at the end of July (112,147 cells mL-1 and 4.82 µg L-1), coinciding with the highest levels of chlorophyll a (Chl a) (27.15 µg L-1) and the water temperature (29oC). Although fish or other animal deaths were not detected during the episodes, it is concluded that N. spumigena blooming should be monitored in Burdur Lake for the ecosystem and environmental health. 

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Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Scientific Research Fund
Fatma Sahindokuyucu Kocasari, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Iskender Gulle, University of Mehmet Akif Ersoy
Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Science
Selcuk Pekkaya, Veterinary Control and Research Institute
Department of Biochemistry

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Sahindokuyucu Kocasari, Fatma, Iskender Gulle, Sukru Kocasari, Selcuk Pekkaya, and Firdevs Mor. 2015. “The Occurrence and Levels of Cyanotoxin Nodularin from Nodularia Spumigena in the Alkaline and Salty Lake Burdur, Turkey”. Journal of Limnology 74 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/jlimnol.2015.1097.