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Adhesion and aggregation properties of probiotic and pathogen strains
Autoaggregation has been correlated with adhesion, which is known to be a prerequisite for colonization and infection of the gastrointestinal tract by many pathogens. The coaggregation properties ofExpand
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Kinetics of reactions between chlorine and the cyanobacterial toxins microcystins.
Blooms of cyanobacteria can give rise to the production of toxins which contaminate drinking water sources. Among the oxidants and disinfectants typically applied in waterworks, chlorine has beenExpand
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Assimilation and depuration of microcystin-LR by the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha.
Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) are an important component of the foodweb of shallow lakes in the Netherlands, amongst others in Lake IJsselmeer, an international important wetland. LargeExpand
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Selective oxidation of key functional groups in cyanotoxins during drinking water ozonation.
Chemical kinetics were determined for the reactions of ozone and hydroxyl radicals with the three cyanotoxins microcystin-LR (MC-LR), cylindrospermopsin (CYN) and anatoxin-a (ANTX). The second-orderExpand
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Oxidation of microcystins by permanganate: reaction kinetics and implications for water treatment.
A few genera of cyanobacteria produce toxins which contaminate drinking water resources. Microcystins (MC), widely reported cyanotoxins, cause acute and chronic toxicity effects in living beingsExpand
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First observation of cylindrospermopsin in Anabaena lapponica isolated from the boreal environment (Finland)
The cyanobacterial cytotoxin cylindrospermopsin has been mostly associated with cyanobacteria present in tropical and subtropical regions. Cylindrospermopsin has recently been found in cyanobacterialExpand
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Trophic transfer of cyanobacterial toxins from zooplankton to planktivores: Consequences for pike larvae and mysid shrimps
The aim of this study was to evaluate the potentially harmful effects of zooplankton preexposed to cyanobacteria on two planktivorous animals: a fish larva (pike, Esox lucius) and a mysid shrimpExpand
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Effects of dissolved cyanobacterial toxins on the survival and egg hatching of estuarine calanoid copepods
Abstract. Toxic cyanobacteria occur in fresh, brackish, and marine waters worldwide. Harmful effects of intact cyanobacterial cells on zooplankton are well known, but only a few studies have focusedExpand
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Distribution of Hepatotoxic Cyanobacterial Blooms in Belgium and Luxembourg
A survey of the distribution of cyanobacterial blooms in the southern part of Belgium, in Luxembourg as well as in bordering northeastern France was carried out for 4 years (1997, 1999–2001). In theExpand
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Screening for cyanobacterial hepatotoxins, microcystins and nodularin in environmental water samples by reversed-phase liquid chromatography-electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry.
Water samples taken from 93 freshwater and brackish water locations in Aland (SW Finland) in 2001 were analysed for biomass-bound microcystins and nodularin, cyanobacterial peptide hepatotoxins, byExpand
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