The toxicity and enzyme activity of a chlorine and sulfate containing aeruginosin isolated from a non-microcystin-producing Planktothrix strain.

@article{Kohler2014TheTA,
  title={The toxicity and enzyme activity of a chlorine and sulfate containing aeruginosin isolated from a non-microcystin-producing Planktothrix strain.},
  author={Esther Kohler and Verena Grundler and Daniel H{\"a}ussinger and Rainer Kurmayer and Karl Gademann and Jakob Pernthaler and Judith F. Blom},
  journal={Harmful algae},
  year={2014},
  volume={39},
  pages={
          154-160
        }
}
The toxicity of six different Planktothrix strains was examined in acute toxicity assays with the crustacean Thamnocephalus platyurus. The presence of toxicity in two strains could be explained by the occurrence of microcystins. The other four Planktothrix strains were not able to produce microcystins due to different mutations in the microcystin synthetase (mcy) gene cluster. In these strains, toxicity was attributed to the presence of chlorine and sulfate containing compounds. The main… CONTINUE READING