First detection of benthic cyanobacteria in Lake Baikal producing paralytic shellfish toxins.

@article{Belykh2016FirstDO,
  title={First detection of benthic cyanobacteria in Lake Baikal producing paralytic shellfish toxins.},
  author={Olga I. Belykh and Irina Tikhonova and Anton V Kuzmin and Ekaterina G. Sorokovikova and Galina A. Fedorova and Igor V. Khanaev and Tatyana A. Sherbakova and Oleg A. Timoshkin},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2016},
  volume={121},
  pages={36-40}
}
Cyanobacteria were screened from the surface of diseased sponges, stone and bedrock in Lake Baikal for the presence of saxitoxin using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. In sequel, eight paralytic shellfish toxin (PST) variants were identified using a MALDI mass spectrometry. Microscopic examination found that Tolypothrix distorta dominated in the… CONTINUE READING