Insect (Locusta migratoria migratorioides) test monitoring the toxicity of cyanobacteria.

  title={Insect (Locusta migratoria migratorioides) test monitoring the toxicity of cyanobacteria.},
  author={L{\'a}szl{\'o} Hiripi and Lajos Nagy and Tibor Kalm{\'a}r and Anik{\'o} Kov{\'a}cs and Lajos V{\"o}r{\"o}s},
  volume={19 4-5},
An insect test was developed to investigate the toxicity of cyanobacteria. The African locust, Locusta migratoria migratorioides R.F. was used as a test animal instead of mouse. The cyanobacteria tested were Aphanizomenon flos-aque, Anabaena aphanizomenoides, Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii, Microcystis aeruginosa. The toxicity of authentic microcystin-LR was also tested. Cyanobacteria producing toxins killed the animals when the homogenized cell suspension was injected into the animals. The… CONTINUE READING
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