A new quantitative PCR assay for the detection of hepatotoxigenic cyanobacteria.


Toxin-producing cyanobacteria are a worldwide threat to both human and animal health. The hepatotoxins microcystin and nodularin are the most commonly occurring toxins produced by bloom-forming cyanobacteria. They are cyclic peptides that are synthesized nonribosomally by a multienzyme complexes encoded within the microcystin (mcyS) and nodularin (ndaS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2010.12.018


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