New life-cycle stages of Gymnodinium catenatum (Dinophyceae): laboratory and field observations

@article{Figueroa2008NewLS,
  title={New life-cycle stages of Gymnodinium catenatum (Dinophyceae): laboratory and field observations},
  author={Rosa I Figueroa and Isabel Bravo and Isabel Ramilo and Yolanda Pazos and {\'A}ngeles Moro{\~n}o},
  journal={Aquatic Microbial Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={52},
  pages={13-23}
}
The chain-forming dinoflagellate Gymnodinium catenatum is responsible for outbreaks of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP); however, the relative importance of benthic-planktonic life- cycle transitions in the appearance of blooms of this species needs to be clarified. By coupling field and laboratory experiments, the present study is the first to analyze the dynamics of vegetative cells and sexual stages during a bloom of G. catenatum. In natural samples, the sexual stages of G. cate- natum… Expand

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