Environmental conditions in high mountain lakes containing toxic benthic cyanobacteria

@article{Mez2004EnvironmentalCI,
  title={Environmental conditions in high mountain lakes containing toxic benthic cyanobacteria},
  author={Konstanze Mez and Kurt Hanselmann and Hans Rudolf Preisig},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={368},
  pages={1-15}
}
In glacial lakes on an alpine pasture in Switzerland, benthic cyanobacteria produced microcystin, a cyclic hepatotoxic heptapeptide. The cyanobacteria formed dense mats on sediments and submerged stones. The mats consisted mainly of Oscillatoria limosa, Phormidium konstantinosum (= Oscillatoria tenuis) and Tychonema granulatum (= Oscillatoria granulata). In order to characterize the ecological conditions of these cyanobacteria, nutrient concentrations were determined, and an automatic data… CONTINUE READING
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