Research areasCyanobacterial toxins    June 5, 2020
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Cyanobacterial toxins

The cyanobacterial toxins are a diverse group of natural toxins, both chemically and toxicologically. Cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) produce a variety of unusual metabolites with unclear function, whereas some of this are toxic to humans and animals. During blooms of cyanobacteria, the cyanotoxins may accumulate in fish, crayfish or shellfish, causing food poisoning episodes.

The natural toxins include neurotoxins (such as anatoxins and saxitoxins), hepatotoxins (such as microcystinsnodularins and cylindrospermopsins) and dermatoxins. 

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