Microbial degradation of microcystin in Florida’s freshwaters

  title={Microbial degradation of microcystin in Florida’s freshwaters},
  author={Akshita Ramani and Kathleen S. Rein and Kateel G. Shetty and Krish Jayachandran},
Presence of microcystin (MC), a predominant freshwater algal toxin and a suspected liver carcinogen, in Florida’s freshwaters poses serious health threat to humans and aquatic species. Being recalcitrant to conventional physical and chemical water treatment methods, biological methods of MC removal is widely researched. Water samples collected from five sites of Lake Okeechobee (LO) frequently exposed to toxic Microcystis blooms were used as inoculum for enrichment with microcystin LR (MC-LR… CONTINUE READING
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