Transmission of the paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins, from dinoflagellate to gastropod.

@article{Chen1998TransmissionOT,
  title={Transmission of the paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins, from dinoflagellate to gastropod.},
  author={C. Y. Chen and Hong Nong Chou},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={515-22}
}
Purple clams, Hiatula diphos Linnaeus, are filter-feeding bivalves and maculated ivory shells. Babylonia areolata Link are carnivorous gastropods. Both shellfishes are popular seafood delicacies among the Taiwanese. Hiatula diphos were forced to contain gonyautoxins (GTXs) in this research by feeding them with cells of Alexandrium minutum Halim, a toxic dinoflagellate species responsible for the paralytic shellfish poisonings in Taiwan. The intoxicated purple clams of known toxicity and toxin… CONTINUE READING

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