Special Issue "Harmful Marine Phytoplankton"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
2. Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Interests: experienced in taxonomy and identification of microalgae/protists including toxic algae using light, fluorescence, transmission and scanning electron microscopy and the isolation and culturing of algae. My work includes the description of several species new to science, ultrastructural studies of protists and development of preparation methods and protocols. Recently, I have started working with molecular techniques such as qPCR and barcoding. I am also the curator of the Hasle diatom collection at the Natural History Museum in Oslo
Interests: My main research interests are developing molecular methods for use in monitoring of harmful marine microalgae. I mainly work with qPCR, but am also interested in metabarcoding and microarrays. Experinced in molecular taxonomy and identification of microalgae using DNA-based methods, aswell as light, confocal, transmission and scanning electron microscopy
During the last few decades, harmful marine phytoplankton has received significant attention from the scientific community. The consensus is that bloom events are increasing in frequency and practically every coastal region in the world is affected. Increasing our knowledge about the causative species, the toxins they produce and the impact they have on the marine environment is a huge task and in this Special Issue we will publish high quality papers regarding all aspects of harmful marine microalgae, also including toxin producing cyanobacteria.
We cordially invite you to submit your research to this Special Issue of Marine Drugs, and we look very much forward to your input.
Dr. Wenche Eikrem
Dr. Anette Engesmo
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- Toxic microalgae
- Molecular monitoring
- Identification and quantification
- Marine biotoxins
- Toxin detection and characterization
- Hemolytic activity
- Public health
- Shellfish toxins
- Novel, toxic species