A novel epiphytic cyanobacterium associated with reservoirs affected by avian vacuolar myelinopathy

@article{Williams2007ANE,
  title={A novel epiphytic cyanobacterium associated with reservoirs affected by avian vacuolar myelinopathy},
  author={Sarah K. Williams and J. Kempton and S. Wilde and A. Lewitus},
  journal={Harmful Algae},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={343-353}
}
Avianvacuolar myelinopathy (AVM) is a newly discovered bird disease, which is killing bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and waterfowl in the southeastern United States. Surveys were conducted to investigate exotic macrophytes (e.g. Hydrilla verticillata) as a substrate for attachment by toxic cyanobacteria that may be associated with the incidence of AVM. While the specific cause of the disease has not been confirmed, one hypothesis is that birds ingest a neurotoxin produced by… Expand
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