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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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