Potential Threats Posed by Tetrodotoxins in UK Waters: Examination of Detection Methodology Used in Their Control.

@article{Turner2015PotentialTP,
  title={Potential Threats Posed by Tetrodotoxins in UK Waters: Examination of Detection Methodology Used in Their Control.},
  author={Andrew D. Turner and Cowan Higgins and Wendy A Higman and James M Hungerford},
  journal={Marine drugs},
  year={2015},
  volume={13 12},
  pages={7357-76}
}
Tetrodotoxin is a neurotoxin responsible for many human fatalities, most commonly following the consumption of pufferfish. Whilst the source of the toxin has not been conclusively proven, it is thought to be associated with various species of marine bacteria. Whilst the toxins are well studied in fish and gastropods, in recent years, there have been a number of reports of tetrodotoxin occurring in bivalve shellfish, including those harvested from the UK and other parts of Europe. This paper… CONTINUE READING
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