Occurrence of toxigenic cyanobacterial blooms in freshwaters of Sri Lanka.

  title={Occurrence of toxigenic cyanobacterial blooms in freshwaters of Sri Lanka.},
  author={Loku Pulukkuttige Jayatissa and Edson Luiz Silva and Jacqui McElhiney and Linda A. Lawton},
  journal={Systematic and applied microbiology},
  volume={29 2},
A previous pioneering study of freshwater bodies in Sri Lanka revealed the presence of toxic cyanobacteria in three out of four water bodies tested. It was therefore important to perform a more detailed investigation into the presence of cyanobacteria and their toxins throughout Sri Lanka. The country has a long history of well-planned water management with the agricultural economy and drinking water supply still dependent on thousands of man-made tanks. Seventeen reservoirs from different user… CONTINUE READING
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