Lisa K. Eckford-Soper

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The ichthyotoxic genus Pseudochattonella forms recurrent extensive blooms in coastal waters in Japan, New Zealand and Northern Europe. It comprises of two morphologically similar species, P. verruculosa and P. farcimen, which complicates visual species identification and enumeration of live and fixed material. Primers designed previously could not(More)
The marine genus Pseudochattonella is a recent addition to the list of fish killing microalgae. Currently two species are recognised (viz. P. verruculosa and P. farcimen) which both form recurrent coastal blooms sometimes overlapping in space and time. These events and their ecological and economic consequences have resulted in great interest and concern(More)
The genus Pseudochattonella has become a frequent component of late winter-early spring phytoplankton community in Scandinavian waters, causing extensive fish kills and substantial economic losses. One of currently two recognised species, P. farcimen, is often abundant prior to the diatom spring bloom. Recent field studies have revealed that P. farcimen and(More)
The dinoflagellate Alexandrium produces paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins. The genus is globally distributed, with Scottish waters being of particular interest due to the co-occurrence of different species and strains. In Scottish waters, Alexandrium was historically thought to be dominated by the highly toxic (Group I) Alexandrium fundyense. However,(More)
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