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Cylindrospermopsin : a decade of progress on bioaccumulation research

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Susan KinnearSusan Kinnear
Cylindrospermopsin (CYN) is rapidly being recognised as one of the most globally important of the freshwater algal toxins. The ever-expanding distribution of CYN producers into temperate zones is heightening concern that this toxin will represent serious human, as well as environmental, health risks across many countries. Since 1999, a number of studies have demonstrated the ability for CYN to bioaccumulate in freshwater organisms. This paper synthesizes the most current information on CYN accumulation, including notes on the global distribution of CYN producers, and a précis of CYN’secological and human effects. Studies on the bioaccumulation of CYN are systematically reviewed, together with an analysis of patterns of accumulation. A discussion on the factors influencing bioaccumulation rates and potential is also provided, along with notes on detection, monitoring and risk assessments. Finally, key gaps in the existing research are identified for future study.

History

Volume

8

Issue

3

Start Page

542

End Page

564

Number of Pages

23

ISSN

1660-3397

Location

Kandererstrasse, Switzerland

Publisher

MDPI - Open Access Publishing (Molecular Diversity Preservation, International)

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Environmental Management; Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS);

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Marine drugs.