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Assessing Environmental Control of Domoic Acid Production by the Planktonic Diatom Pseudo-nitzschia australis in California Waters

Authors
  • Silver, Mary
  • Garrison, David
  • Tjeerdema, Ron
Publication Date
Jun 15, 2001
Source
eScholarship - University of California
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Abstract

This Sea Grant project focused on domoic acid production by the toxin-producing diatoms (Pseudo-nitzschia australis and P. multisieries) in coastal California waters. There were two major aspects of our work: 1) the development of a laboratory HPLC assay for measuring domoic acid and the tracking of DA in a field mortality event using the HPLC assay, and 2) developing continuous culture facilities and examining the nutrient physiology of Pseudo-nitzschia species.

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