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Taxonomy of four marine bacterial strains that produce tetrodotoxin.
Four strains of tetrodotoxin-producing bacteria isolated from a red alga and from pufferfish were characterized. Two of these strains are members of the genus Listonella MacDonell and Colwell. TheExpand
Distribution of tetrodotoxin, 6-epitetrodotoxin, and 11-deoxytetrodotoxin in newts.
Tetrodotoxin was detected in all nine species of newts tested, 6-epitetrodotoxin in six species, and 11-deoxytetrodotoxin in five species. Only one species lacked the analogues, thus suggesting thatExpand
Production of tetrodotoxin and its derivatives by Pseudomonas sp. isolated from the skin of a pufferfish.
Bacteria isolated from the skin of the pufferfish Fugu poecilonotus were screened for tetrodotoxin production. Tetrodotoxin and its derivatives were detected by HPLC analyses in broth cultures of aExpand
The structure of chiriquitoxin from the costa rican frog atelopus chiriquiensis
Abstract The structure of chiriquitoxin, a tetrodotoxin analog isolated from the Costa Rican frog Atelopus chiriquiensis , was elucidated on the basis of NMR data. In the structure 11-CH2OH ofExpand
Interspecies Distribution and Possible Origin of Tetrodotoxin
Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is one of the best-known marine toxins because of its frequent involvement in fatal food poisoning, its unique chemical structure, and its specific action of blocking sodiumExpand
Bacterial Production of Tetrodotoxin and Anhydrotetrodotoxin
Recherche de l'origine veritable de la toxine marine tetrodotoxine produite par une bacterie Pseudomonas sp. provenant de l'algue Jania sp.
An Improved Tetrodotoxin Analyzer
In this communication, we report an improved TTX analyzer for the sensitive determination of all TTX analogs
Interspecies distribution and biogenetic origin of tetrodotoxin and its derivatives
Screening for tetrodotoxin among biota at low levels of the food chain led us to identification of bacteria as the primary source of the toxin. In parallel with the search for the biogenetic origin,Expand