Toxins 2014, 6(7), 1951-1978; doi:10.3390/toxins6071951
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Impact of Environmental Factors on the Regulation of Cyanotoxin Production

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Received: 30 April 2014; in revised form: 6 June 2014 / Accepted: 17 June 2014 / Published: 25 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Genomics and Proteomics of Cyanotoxins)
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Abstract: Cyanobacteria are capable of thriving in almost all environments. Recent changes in climatic conditions due to increased human activities favor the occurrence and severity of harmful cyanobacterial bloom all over the world. Knowledge of the regulation of cyanotoxins by the various environmental factors is essential for effective management of toxic cyanobacterial bloom. In recent years, progress in the field of molecular mechanisms involved in cyanotoxin production has paved the way for assessing the role of various factors on the cyanotoxin production. In this review, we present an overview of the influence of various environmental factors on the production of major group of cyanotoxins, including microcystins, nodularin, cylindrospermopsin, anatoxins and saxitoxins.
Keywords: cyanotoxin; microcystins; nodularin; cylindrospermopsin; anatoxins and saxitoxins
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Boopathi, T.; Ki, J.-S. Impact of Environmental Factors on the Regulation of Cyanotoxin Production. Toxins 2014, 6, 1951-1978.

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Boopathi T, Ki J-S. Impact of Environmental Factors on the Regulation of Cyanotoxin Production. Toxins. 2014; 6(7):1951-1978.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Boopathi, Thangavelu; Ki, Jang-Seu. 2014. "Impact of Environmental Factors on the Regulation of Cyanotoxin Production." Toxins 6, no. 7: 1951-1978.


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