First episode of shellfish contamination by palytoxin-like compounds from Ostreopsis species (Aegean Sea, Greece).

@article{Aligizaki2008FirstEO,
  title={First episode of shellfish contamination by palytoxin-like compounds from Ostreopsis species (Aegean Sea, Greece).},
  author={Katerina Aligizaki and Panagiota Katikou and Georgios Nikolaidis and Alexandra Panou},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={418-27}
}
In order to investigate the toxicity of Ostreopsis species present in Greek coastal waters, cultures of Ostreopsis sp. and Ostreopsis ovata, mixed Ostreopsis field populations and shellfish collected from coastal waters of North Aegean Sea during late summer and autumn periods of 2004, 2005 and 2006 were examined by both mouse bioassay (MBA) and hemolysis neutralization assay (HNA). MBA testing was based on two different extraction protocols, while HNA also included the use of ouabain, a known… CONTINUE READING

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