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[Toxicity and toxin profile of the dinoflagellate Alexandrium tamiyavanichii and toxic mussels in Harima-Nada of Seto Inland Sea, Japan].
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PMID:  20827053     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
From October to November 2004, the paralytic shellfish poison (PSP)-producing dinoflagellate Alexandrium tamiyavanichii was observed at Harima-Nada, Seto Inland Sea at a maximum cell density of 4,960 cells/L. The wild cells of the dinoflagellate collected from the same seawaters, and cultured cells derived from them showed toxicity scores of 6.25-15.4 x 10(-4) and 2.7-3.5 x 10(-4) MU/cell, respectively, both of which were much higher than those of previously reported strains. PSP of the wild cells was mainly composed of gonyautoxin (GTX) 5 (40.6-52.4 mol%) and GTX4 (15.6-24.8 mol%), showing a unique composition that was greatly different from those of the previously reported strains, or of the cultured cells, whose main toxin component was GTX3 (average 37.6 mol%). The mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis collected from the same area in the same period accumulated a relatively high level of PSP (13-28 MU/g), suggesting a risk that A. tamiyavanichii may induce high-level PSP contamination of bivalves even at a cell density as low as around 5,000 cells/L.
Takefumi Sagara; Shigeto Taniyama; Sadaaki Yoshimatsu; Tomohiro Takatani; Tamiko Hashimoto; Naoyoshi Nishibori; Sachio Nishio; Osamu Arakawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Shokuhin eiseigaku zasshi. Journal of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1882-1006     ISO Abbreviation:  Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0142214     Medline TA:  Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  jpn     Pagination:  170-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Science for Living, Shikoku University, Junior College, Tokushima, Japan.
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