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Toxic Picoplanktonic Cyanobacteria—Review

Department of Water Protection, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
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Academic Editor: Eric Blomme
Mar. Drugs 2015, 13(3), 1497-1518;
Received: 1 December 2014 / Accepted: 9 March 2015 / Published: 18 March 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emerging Marine Toxins)
Cyanobacteria of a picoplanktonic cell size (0.2 to 2.0 µm) are common organisms of both freshwater and marine ecosystems. However, due to their small size and relatively short study history, picoplanktonic cyanobacteria, in contrast to the microplanktonic cyanobacteria, still remains a poorly studied fraction of plankton. So far, only little information on picocyanobacteria toxicity has been reported, while the number of reports concerning their presence in ecosystems is increasing. Thus, the issue of picocyanobacteria toxicity needs more researchers’ attention and interest. In this report, we present information on the current knowledge concerning the picocyanobacteria toxicity, as well as their harmfulness and problems they can cause. View Full-Text
Keywords: picocyanobacteria; cyanotoxins; picoplankton; toxicity picocyanobacteria; cyanotoxins; picoplankton; toxicity
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Jakubowska, N.; Szeląg-Wasielewska, E. Toxic Picoplanktonic Cyanobacteria—Review. Mar. Drugs 2015, 13, 1497-1518.

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