Microbial diversity and toxin risk in tropical freshwater reservoirs of Cape Verde

  title={Microbial diversity and toxin risk in tropical freshwater reservoirs of Cape Verde},
  author={Ana P Semedo-Aguiar and Jos{\'e} B. Pereira-Leal and R. B. Leite},
The Cape Verde islands are part of the African Sahelian arid belt that possesses an irregular rainy season between August and October. This erratic rain pattern has prompted the need for water reservoirs, now critical for the country’s sustainability. Worldwide, freshwater cyanobacterial blooms are increasing in frequency due to global climate change and eutrophication of water bodies, particularly in reservoirs. To date there have been no risk assessments of cyanobacterial toxin production in… Expand
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