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Cyanotoxins and Cyanobacteria

New additions are indicated by an asterisk (*). Last update: 29 November 2010.

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Cyanobacteria: Harmful Algae Website; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA

The Toxic Cyanobacteria Home Page: Information on Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria or Blue-green Algae: NIEHS Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center, Oceans and Human Health Center at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School, FL, USA

Facts About Cyanobacteria and Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, USA

Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) Health Concerns: Florida Dept. of Health

FAQs about Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria): Florida Dept. of Health; pdf file

Algae Advisory Update: Cyanobacteria / blue-green algae description and current advisory levels for state owned bodies of water. Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources

Harmful Algae Bloom Surveillance: blue-green algae: Dept. of Human Services, Oregon, USA

Cyanobacterial Toxins as Allelochemicals with Potential Applications as Algaecides, Herbicides and Insecticides: By J.P. Berry, M. Gantar, M.H. Perez, G. Berry, and F.G. Noriega (2008) Mar. Drugs 6: 117-146; Open Access PDF file (334 KB)

International Symposium on Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms (ISOC-HAB): Conference held at Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, 6-10 September 2005. Download the entire Proceedings as a PDF file (11.1 MB)

Manual on Aquatic Cyanobacteria: A book by Gertrud Cronberg and Heléne Annadotter. Published in 2006 by ISSHA and IOC of UNESCO, Copenhagen, 106 pp.

Cyanobacterial Toxin Certified Reference Materials: National Research Council of Canada, Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) program, Halifax, NS, Canada

On the Chemistry, Toxicology and Genetics of the Cyanobacterial Toxins, Microcystin, Nodularin, Saxitoxin and Cylindrospermopsin: PDF file of a review by L. Pearson, T. Mihali, M. Moffitt, R. Kellmann, and B. Neilan. Mar. Drugs, 2010, 8(5): 1650-168. PDF file (864 KB)

Blue-green Algae in Australia: Link to fact sheets (PDF files) on Blue-green algae (127 KB) and Managing blue-green algae blooms in farm dams (148 KB), plus links to Lyngbya majuscula and PDF files for its management; Queensland Government, Australia

Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water: A guide to their public health consequences, monitoring and management. Book edited by Ingrid Chorus and Jamie Bartram (1999). World Health Organization. Link to PDF file (4.85 MB)

* Microcystins ELISA Test Kits: Sold by Abraxis, Warminster, PA, USA


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ICHA 15 Proceedings on-line


The first papers of the ICHA 15 Proceedings are now available on-line. Check them out here.

ICHA 14 Proceedings on-line


The 14th International Conference on Harmful Algae was held in Hersonissos, Crete, 1-5 November 2010. Proceedings of submitted manuscripts, edited by Drs K. Pagou and G. Hallegraeff, are finally published and for the first time in digital form through the ISSHA and IOC UNESCO website. The objective of ISSHA is to publish future proceedings in a quicker and freely available way for the HAB community. Link to Proceedings here.

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