First evidence of toxin production by bacteria in a marine organism.

@article{Kosuge1985FirstEO,
  title={First evidence of toxin production by bacteria in a marine organism.},
  author={Tsune Kosuge and Keiichiro Tsuji and Kentaro Hirai and Tomitaro Fukuyama},
  journal={Chemical & pharmaceutical bulletin},
  year={1985},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={
          3059-61
        }
}
A Coryneform bacterium, isolated from the digestive gland of the Japanese ivory shell, Babylonia japonica, was shown to produce neosurugatoxin and prosurugatoxin, the causative toxins of a food poisoning outbreak in 1965 following ingestion of the shellfish. This is the first evidence that marine toxins may be produced by bacteria.