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Are Streptomyces bacteria involved in the ciguatoxicity of the surgeon fish Ctenochaetus striatus?

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bulletin de la Société de pathologie exotique (1990)
Publication Date
Volume
85
Issue
5 Pt 2
Pages
460–463
Identifiers
PMID: 1364105
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Several Streptomyces strains have been isolated from the digestive tract of the herbivorous fish C. striatus, a preeminent ciguateric fish of Polynesian waters. In order to study the possible role played by these bacteria in the toxicity of this fish, the quantitative and qualitative distributions of these isolates within toxic and non toxic fish are compared. The preliminary results are discussed.

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