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Pseudo-nitzschia physiological ecology, phylogeny, toxicity, monitoring and impacts on ecosystem health
Abstract Over the last decade, our understanding of the environmental controls on Pseudo-nitzschia blooms and domoic acid (DA) production has matured. Pseudo-nitzschia have been found along most ofExpand
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Mortality of sea lions along the central California coast linked to a toxic diatom bloom
Over 400 California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) died and many others displayed signs of neurological dysfunction along the central California coast during May and June 1998. A bloom ofExpand
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Sodium channel mutation leading to saxitoxin resistance in clams increases risk of PSP
Bivalve molluscs, the primary vectors of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans, show marked inter-species variation in their capacity to accumulate PSP toxins (PSTs) which has a neural basis.Expand
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Impacts of climate variability and future climate change on harmful algal blooms and human health
Anthropogenically-derived increases in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations have been implicated in recent climate change, and are projected to substantially impact the climate on a global scaleExpand
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Domoic acid production near California coastal upwelling zones, June 1998
Sea lion mortalities in central California during May and June 1998 were traced to their ingestion of sardines and anchovies that had accumulated the neurotoxin domoic acid. The detection of toxin inExpand
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Domoic acid: The synergy of iron, copper, and the toxicity of diatoms
Diatom blooms generated by the alleviation of iron limitation in high nitrate‐low chlorophyll (HNLC) regions of the oceans often are composed of pennate diatoms of the genus Pseudo-nitzschia, many ofExpand
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An unprecedented coastwide toxic algal bloom linked to anomalous ocean conditions
Abstract A coastwide bloom of the toxigenic diatom Pseudo‐nitzschia in spring 2015 resulted in the largest recorded outbreak of the neurotoxin, domoic acid, along the North American west coast.Expand
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Harmful algal blooms along the North American west coast region: History, trends, causes, and impacts
A B S T R A C T Along the Pacific coast of North America, from Alaska to Mexico, harmful algal blooms (HABs) have caused losses to natural resources and coastal economies, and have resulted in humanExpand
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Harmful algal blooms and climate change: Learning from the past and present to forecast the future.
Climate change pressures will influence marine planktonic systems globally, and it is conceivable that harmful algal blooms may increase in frequency and severity. These pressures will be manifest asExpand
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Environmental conditions and phytoplankton dynamics associated with Pseudo-nitzschia abundance and domoic acid in the Juan de Fuca eddy
The Juan de Fuca eddy, located off the coasts of Washington (USA) and British Columbia (Canada), has been identified as a region that frequently contains relatively high levels of domoic acid (DA), aExpand
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