Cyanobacterial blooms

  title={Cyanobacterial blooms},
  author={Jef Huisman and Geoffrey A. Codd and Hans W. Paerl and Bastiaan W. Ibelings and Jolanda M. H. Verspagen and Petra M. Visser},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
Cyanobacteria can form dense and sometimes toxic blooms in freshwater and marine environments, which threaten ecosystem functioning and degrade water quality for recreation, drinking water, fisheries and human health. Here, we review evidence indicating that cyanobacterial blooms are increasing in frequency, magnitude and duration globally. We highlight species traits and environmental conditions that enable cyanobacteria to thrive and explain why eutrophication and climate change catalyse the… 

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