Monitoring toxic Ostreopsis cf. ovata in recreational waters using a qPCR based assay.

@article{Casabianca2014MonitoringTO,
  title={Monitoring toxic Ostreopsis cf. ovata in recreational waters using a qPCR based assay.},
  author={Silvia Casabianca and Federico Perini and Anna Casabianca and Cecilia Battocchi and Valentina Giussani and Mariachiara Chiantore and Antonella Penna},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={88 1-2},
  pages={102-9}
}
Ostreopsis sp. is a toxic marine benthic dinoflagellate that causes high biomass blooms, posing a threat to human health, marine biota and aquaculture activities, and negatively impacting coastal seawater quality. Species-specific identification and enumeration is fundamental because it can allow the implementation of all the necessary preventive measures to properly manage Ostreopsis spp. bloom events in recreational waters and aquaculture farms. The aim of this study was to apply a rapid and… CONTINUE READING

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