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Avian vacuolar myelinopathy linked to exotic aquatic plants and a novel cyanobacterial species
Invasions of exotic species have created environmental havoc through competition and displacement of native plants and animals. The introduction of hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) into the UnitedExpand
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Heteroduplex mobility assay-guided sequence discovery: elucidation of the small subunit (18S) rDNA sequences of Pfiesteria piscicida and related dinoflagellates from complex algal culture and
The newly described heterotrophic estuarine dinoflagellate Pfiesteria piscicida has been linked with fish kills in field and laboratory settings, and with a novel clinical syndrome of impairedExpand
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RAPHIDOPHYCEAE [CHADEFAUD EX SILVA] SYSTEMATICS AND RAPID IDENTIFICATION: SEQUENCE ANALYSES AND REAL‐TIME PCR ASSAYS 1
Species within the class Raphidophyceae were associated with fish kill events in Japanese, European, Canadian, and U.S. coastal waters. Fish mortality was attributable to gill damage with exposure toExpand
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Kryptoperidinium foliaceum blooms in South Carolina: a multi-analytical approach to identification
Abstract Observations following the discovery of Kryptoperidinium foliaceum blooms in South Carolina (SC), USA, suggest that a multi-analytical approach, using a standard, minimal set of criteria,Expand
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PCR and FISH Detection Extends the Range of Pfiesteria piscicida in Estuarine Waters
PCR and fluorescent in situ hybridization probes were used to assay for the presence of the dinoflagellate Pfiesteria piscicida in 170 estuarine water samples collected from New York to nothemExpand
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Toxicity of Karlodinium micrum (Dinophyceae) associated with a fish kill in a South Carolina brackish retention pond
Abstract A dinoflagellate bloom was found associated with a fish kill event in a South Carolina brackish water retention pond. A multi-analytical approach was used to confirm the identity of theExpand
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A novel Heterosigma akashiwo (Raphidophyceae) bloom extending from a South Carolina bay to offshore waters
Abstract In April 2003, a novel Heterosigma akashiwo bloom was observed that extended from Bulls Bay, South Carolina USA, to approximately 8 km offshore. The bloom was associated with a fish kill ofExpand
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Harmful Algal Blooms in South Carolina Residential and Golf Course Ponds
The South Carolina coastal zone is among the fastest growing areas in the U.S., and population epicenters are marked by dense brackish water pond (lagoon) coverage associated with housing complexesExpand
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A novel epiphytic cyanobacterium associated with reservoirs affected by avian vacuolar myelinopathy
Avianvacuolar myelinopathy (AVM) is a newly discovered bird disease, which is killing bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and waterfowl in the southeastern United States. Surveys were conducted toExpand
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Use of molecular probes to assess geographic distribution of Pfiesteria species.
We have developed multiple polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based methods for the detection of Pfiesteria sp. in cultures and environmental samples. More than 2,100 water and sediment samples fromExpand
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