Effect of temperature and light on the toxicity and growth of the blue-green alga Microcystis aeruginosa (UV-006)

@article{Westhuizen1985EffectOT,
  title={Effect of temperature and light on the toxicity and growth of the blue-green alga Microcystis aeruginosa (UV-006)},
  author={A. J. van der Westhuizen and Jacobus Nicolaas Eloff},
  journal={Planta},
  year={1985},
  volume={163},
  pages={55-59}
}
The toxicity and growth of Microcystis aeruginosa (UV-006) from the Hartbeespoort Dam, South Africa were investigated at different temperatures and photon fluence rates under laboratory conditions. Cells harvested in late logarithmic growth phase were most toxic when grown at 20°C (LD50) median lethal dose [IP, mouse]=25.4 mg kg-1). Toxicity was markedly reduced at growth temperatures above 28° C. Fluence rate had a smaller effect on the toxicity of the cells, but toxicity tended to be less at… CONTINUE READING