Isolation and characterization of four toxins from the blue-green alga, Microcystis aeruginosa.

Two alternative procedures for the isolation of toxins from the blue-green alga, Microcystis aeruginosa forma aeruginosa, are described. A novel approach is reported, whereby contaminating impurities are succinylated, exploiting the absence of free amino groups in toxin variants. All toxin variants comprise a hydrocarbon blocking group, five amino acid… CONTINUE READING