Toxicity of Microcystis Waterbloom from an Ohio Pond
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v66 n5 (September, 1966), 514-517
A toxin extracted from a waterbloom of the blue-green alga Microcystis aeruginosa was found to have an LDioo to mice of 3 mg/kg. Death occurred in less than 4 hours and was accompanied by symptoms corresponding to those of the fast death factor found by others in blue-green algae. The toxin was found to have no effects on three species of fish and a microcrustacean in concentrations up to 10 mg/1, and showed no growth-inhibitory effects on a diatom.
Author Institution: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Divsion of Water Supply and Pollution Control, Public Health Service, Robert A. Taft Sanitary Engineering Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
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