Retention of Microcystis aeruginosa and microcystin by salad lettuce (Lactuca sativa) after spray irrigation with water containing cyanobacteria.

@article{Codd1999RetentionOM,
  title={Retention of Microcystis aeruginosa and microcystin by salad lettuce (Lactuca sativa) after spray irrigation with water containing cyanobacteria.},
  author={Geoffrey A. Codd and J S Metcalf and Kenneth A. Beattie},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={1999},
  volume={37 8},
  pages={1181-5}
}
Colonies and single cells of Microcystis aeruginosa and the hepatotoxin microcystin were retained by salad lettuce after growth with spray irrigation water containing the microcystin-producing cyanobacteria. These findings are discussed in terms of crop spray irrigation with water containing cyanobacteria and potential human exposure to cyanobacterial toxins via plant foods grown in such circumstances.