Pharmacological studies confirm neurotoxic metabolite(s) produced by the bloom-forming Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii in Hungary.

@article{Vehovszky2015PharmacologicalSC,
  title={Pharmacological studies confirm neurotoxic metabolite(s) produced by the bloom-forming Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii in Hungary.},
  author={{\'A}gnes Vehovszky and Attila W. Kov{\'a}cs and Anna Farkas and J{\'a}nos Győri and Henriette Szab{\'o} and G{\'a}bor Vasas},
  journal={Environmental toxicology},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={501-12}
}
A rapid cyanobacterial bloom of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii (3.2 × 10(4) filaments/mL) was detected early November, 2012, in the Fancsika pond (East Hungary). The strong discoloration of water was accompanied by a substantial fish mortality (even dead cats were seen on the site), raising the possibility of some toxic metabolites in the water produced by the bloom-forming cyanobacteria (C. raciborskii). The potential neuronal targets of the toxic substances in the bloom sample were studied on… CONTINUE READING