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CHARACTERIZATION OF OSTREOPSIS AND COOLIA (DINOPHYCEAE) ISOLATES IN THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA BASED ON MORPHOLOGY, TOXICITY AND INTERNAL TRANSCRIBED SPACER 5.8S rDNA SEQUENCES 1
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In this study, genetic markers combined with morphology and toxicity analyses was useful in the taxonomic and phylogenetic studies of the Ostreopsidaceae in a temperate area. Expand
Development of a Real-Time PCR Assay for Rapid Detection and Quantification of Alexandrium minutum (a Dinoflagellate)
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A real-time PCR-based assay for rapid detection of all toxic species of the Alexandrium genus in both fixative-preserved environmental samples and cultures is developed, confirming that real- time PCR could be a valid, fast alternative procedure for the detection and quantification of target phytoplankton species during coastal water monitoring. Expand
Gambierdiscus and Ostreopsis: Reassessment of the state of knowledge of their taxonomy, geography, ecophysiology, and toxicology
Of the known benthic, toxigenic microalgae, species from the genera, Gambierdiscus and Ostreopsis, present the biggest threats to human and environmental health. Gambierdiscus spp. produceExpand
Intraspecific variability in the response of bloom-forming marine microalgae to changed climate conditions
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It is suggested that phenotypic variability within populations plays an important role in the adaptation of phytoplankton to changing environments, potentially attenuating short-term effects and forming the basis for selection. Expand
A comparative study on recurrent blooms of Alexandrium minutum in two Mediterranean coastal areas.
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Similarities in composition of the phytoplankton community were evidenced, with a clear dominance of dinoflagellates over the other taxa in the Mediterranean basin, as well as in two harbours studied. Expand
CHARACTERIZATION OF NW MEDITERRANEAN KARLODINIUM SPP. (DINOPHYCEAE) STRAINS USING MORPHOLOGICAL, MOLECULAR, CHEMICAL, AND PHYSIOLOGICAL METHODOLOGIES 1
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Recurrent fish kills in the Spanish Alfacs Bay have been detected during winter seasons since 1994, and were attributed to an unarmored, ichthyotoxic, dinoflagellate, initially identified as Gyrodinium corsicum Paulmier, Berland, Billard, & Nezan, but they were separated into two genetically distinct groups. Expand
Population genetic structure and connectivity of the harmful dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum in the Mediterranean Sea
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This study represents a first and new integrated approach, combining both genetic and numerical methods, to characterize and interpret the population structure of a toxic microalgal species, and holds promise for the control and management of the harmful algal bloom events in the Mediterranean Sea. Expand
COOLIA CANARIENSIS SP. NOV. (DINOPHYCEAE), A NEW NONTOXIC EPIPHYTIC BENTHIC DINOFLAGELLATE FROM THE CANARY ISLANDS 1
A new photosynthetic dinoflagellate species, Coolia canariensis S. Fraga sp. nov., is described based on samples taken from tidal ponds on the rocky shore of the Canary Islands, northeast AtlanticExpand
A phylogeographical study of the toxic benthic dinoflagellate genus Ostreopsis Schmidt
Aim Ostreopsis is a benthic and epiphytic dinoflagellate producing potent toxins widespread in tropical and warm temperate coastal areas world-wide. We tested the hypothesis that as it is benthic, itExpand
Application of the standard addition method for the absolute quantification of neutral lipids in microalgae using Nile red.
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The approach described in this paper combines the standard addition method and the fluorometric staining using Nile red, avoiding the association of traditional neutral lipids quantification methods to the fluorometrics determination. Expand
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