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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602258/influence-of-genetic-background-salinity-and-inoculum-size-on-growth-of-the-ichthyotoxic-golden-alga-prymnesium-parvum
#1
Rakib H Rashel, Reynaldo Patiño
Salinity (5-30) effects on golden alga growth were determined at a standard laboratory temperature (22°C) and one associated with natural blooms (13°C). Inoculum-size effects were determined over a wide size range (100-100,000cellsml(-1)). A strain widely distributed in the USA, UTEX-2797 was the primary study subject but another of limited distribution, UTEX-995 was used to evaluate growth responses in relation to genetic background. Variables examined were exponential growth rate (r), maximum cell density (max-D) and, when inoculum size was held constant (100cellsml(-1)), density at onset of exponential growth (early-D)...
June 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602257/cryptic-diversity-within-the-harmful-dinoflagellate-akashiwo-sanguinea-in-coastal-chinese-waters-is-related-to-differentiated-ecological-niches
#2
Zhaohe Luo, Weidong Yang, Chui Pin Leaw, Vera Pospelova, Gwenael Bilien, Guat Ru Liow, Po Teen Lim, Haifeng Gu
Blooms of the harmful dinoflagellate Akashiwo sanguinea are responsible for the mass mortality of fish and invertebrates in coastal waters. This cosmopolitan species includes several genetically differentiated clades. Four clonal cultures were established by isolating single cells from Xiamen Harbour (the East China Sea) for morphological and genetic analyses. The cultures displayed identical morphology but were genetically different, thus revealing presence of cryptic diversity in the study area. New details of the apical structure complex of Akashiwo sanguinea were also found...
June 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602256/rise-and-fall-of-toxic-benthic-freshwater-cyanobacteria-anabaena-spp-in-the-eel-river-buoyancy-and-dispersal
#3
Keith Bouma-Gregson, Mary E Power, Myriam Bormans
Benthic cyanobacteria in rivers produce cyanotoxins and affect aquatic food webs, but knowledge of their ecology lags behind planktonic cyanobacteria. The buoyancy of benthic Anabaena spp. mats was studied to understand implications for Anabaena dispersal in the Eel River, California. Field experiments were used to investigate the effects of oxygen bubble production and dissolution on the buoyancy of Anabaena dominated benthic mats in response to light exposure. Samples of Anabaena dominated mats were harvested from the South Fork Eel River and placed in settling columns to measure floating and sinking velocities, or deployed into in situ ambient and low light treatments to measure the effect of light on flotation...
June 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602255/adding-new-pieces-to-the-azadinium-dinophyceae-diversity-and-biogeography-puzzle-non-toxigenic-azadinium-zhuanum-sp-nov-from-china-toxigenic-a-poporum-from-the-mediterranean-and-a-non-toxigenic-a-dalianense-from-the-french-atlantic
#4
Zhaohe Luo, Bernd Krock, Kenneth Neil Mertens, Elisabeth Nézan, Nicolas Chomérat, Gwenael Bilien, Urban Tillmann, Haifeng Gu
The marine planktonic dinophyceaen genus Azadinium is a primary source of azaspiracids, but due to their small size its diversity may be underestimated and information on its biogeography is still limited. A new Azadinium species, A. zhuanum was obtained from the East China Sea and Yellow Sea of China by incubating surface sediments. Five strains were established by isolating single germinated cells and their morphology was examined with light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Azadinium zhuanum was characterized by a plate pattern of Po, cp, X, 4', 2a, 6'', 6C, 5S, 6''', 2'''', by a distinct ventral pore at the junction of Po, the first and fourth apical plates, and a conspicuous antapical spine...
June 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602254/formation-and-germination-of-temporary-cysts-of-cochlodinium-polykrikoides-margalef-dinophyceae-and-their-ecological-role-in-dense-blooms
#5
Hyeon Ho Shin, Zhun Li, Yang Ho Yoon, Seok Jin Oh, Wol-Ae Lim
While the initiation and development of dense bloom of Cochlodinium polykrikoides have been shown to be related to some environmental factors, little is known about the ecological role of the formation and germination of temporary cysts, nor of their significance for the rapid expansion of dense regional-scale blooms. This study examined the factors affecting the formation and germination of temporary cysts of C. polykrikoides, and provides details about the germination process. In the laboratory experiments, C...
June 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602253/understanding-interactive-inducible-defenses-of-daphnia-and-its-phytoplankton-prey
#6
Siddiq Akbar, Jingjing Du, Hong Lin, Xiangshi Kong, Shucun Sun, Xingjun Tian
Cyanobacterial and zooplankton inducible defenses are important but understudied process that regulate the trophic interactions of freshwater ecosystem. Daphnia due to its large size is considered an important zooplankton with the high potential to control cyanobacterial blooms. It has been shown that Daphnia through maternal induction transfer tolerance to their next generation against Microcystis toxicity. Maternal induction has been investigated in different Daphnia species without considering phenotypic plasticity of prey...
June 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602252/viirs-captures-phytoplankton-vertical-migration-in-the-ne-gulf-of-mexico
#7
Lin Qi, Chuanmin Hu, Brian B Barnes, Zhongping Lee
In summer 2014, a toxic Karenia brevis bloom (red tide) occurred in the NE Gulf of Mexico, during which vertical migration of K. brevis has been observed from glider measurements. The current study shows that satellite observations from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) can capture changes in surface reflectance and chlorophyll concentration occurring within 2h, which may be attributed this K. brevis vertical migration. The argument is supported by earlier glider measurements in the same bloom, by the dramatic changes in the VIIRS-derived surface chlorophyll, and by the consistency between the short-term reflectance changes and those reported earlier from field-measured K...
June 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602251/analysis-of-sterols-in-selected-bloom-forming-algae-in-china
#8
Hui-Xia Geng, Ren-Cheng Yu, Zhen-Fan Chen, Quan-Cai Peng, Tian Yan, Ming-Jiang Zhou
Sterols, a group of stable lipid compounds, are often used as biomarkers in marine biogeochemical studies to indicate sources of organic matter. In this study, sterols in 13 species of major bloom-forming algae in China, which belong to Dinophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Ulvophyceae, and Pelagophyceae, were analyzed with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to test their feasibility in representing different types of harmful algal blooms (HABs). It was found that (24Z)-stigmasta-5,24-dien-3β-ol (28-isofucosterol) was a major sterol component in green-tide forming macroalga Ulva prolifera...
June 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602250/lsu-rdna-based-rflp-assays-for-the-routine-identification-of-gambierdiscus-species
#9
Yihua Lyu, Mindy L Richlen, Taylor R Sehein, Mireille Chinain, Masao Adachi, Tomohiro Nishimura, Yixiao Xu, Michael L Parsons, Tyler B Smith, Tianling Zheng, Donald M Anderson
The Gambierdiscus genus is a group of benthic dinoflagellates commonly associated with ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP), which is generally found in tropical or sub-tropical regions around the world. Morphologically similar species within the genus can vary in toxicity; however, species identifications are difficult or sometimes impossible using light microscopy. DNA sequencing of ribosomal RNA genes (rDNA) is thus often used to identify and describe Gambierdiscus species and ribotypes, but the expense and time can be prohibitive for routine culture screening and/or large-scale monitoring programs...
June 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602249/ten-year-survey-of-cyanobacterial-blooms-in-ohio-s-waterbodies-using-satellite-remote-sensing
#10
Tyler Gorham, Yuanyuan Jia, C K Shum, Jiyoung Lee
Cyanobacterial blooms are on the rise globally and are capable of adversely impacting human, animal, and ecosystem health. Blooms dominated by cyanobacteria species capable of toxin-production are commonly observed in eutrophic freshwater. The presence of cyanobacterial blooms in selected Ohio lakes, such as Lake Erie and Grand Lake St. Marys, has been well studied, but much less is known about the geographic distribution of these blooms across all of Ohio's waterbodies. We examined the geographic distribution of cyanobacterial blooms in Ohio's waterbodies from 2002 to 2011, using a nested semi-empirical algorithm and remotely sensed data from the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) onboard the European Space Agency's Envisat...
June 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602248/critical-assessment-of-chitosan-as-coagulant-to-remove-cyanobacteria
#11
Miquel Lürling, Natalia Pessoa Noyma, Leonardo de Magalhães, Marcela Miranda, Maíra Mucci, Frank van Oosterhout, Vera L M Huszar, Marcelo Manzi Marinho
Removal of cyanobacteria from the water column using a coagulant and a ballast compound is a promising technique to mitigate nuisance. As coagulant the organic, biodegradable polymer chitosan has been promoted. Results in this study show that elevated pH, as may be common during cyanobacterial blooms, as well as high alkalinity may hamper the coagulation of chitosan and thus impair its ability to effectively remove positively buoyant cyanobacteria from the water column. The underlying mechanism is likely a shielding of the protonated groups by anions...
June 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526122/uptake-of-dissolved-inorganic-and-organic-nitrogen-by-the-benthic-toxic-dinoflagellate-ostreopsis-cf-ovata
#12
Cécile Jauzein, Douglas Couet, Thierry Blasco, Rodolphe Lemée
Environmental factors that shape dynamics of benthic toxic blooms are largely unknown. In particular, for the toxic dinoflagellate Ostreopsis cf. ovata, the importance of the availability of nutrients and the contribution of the inorganic and organic pools to growth need to be quantified in marine coastal environments. The present study aimed at characterizing N-uptake of dissolved inorganic and organic sources by O. cf. ovata cells, using the (15)N-labelling technique. Experiments were conducted taking into account potential interactions between nutrient uptake systems as well as variations with the diel cycle...
May 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526121/rates-of-nitrogen-uptake-by-cyanobacterially-dominated-assemblages-in-lake-taihu-china-during-late-summer
#13
Jingjing Yang, Han Gao, Patricia M Glibert, Yu Wang, Mengmeng Tong
Lake Taihu has suffered an increasing number of cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms (CyanoHABs) over the past three decades, bringing about formidable ecological and economical losses. Efforts to control phosphate (P) and/or nitrogen (N) have been applied to mitigate these blooms, but there has been much less attention paid to N and its different forms on the ecology of the blooms. Therefore, kinetic and nutrient enrichment experiments were conducted to assess N uptake rates under differing conditions, and to examine effects of changes in N forms (NH4(+), NO3(-) and urea) and P availability on phytoplankton community physiology...
May 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526120/a-new-species-of-gambierdiscus-dinophyceae-from-the-south-west-pacific-gambierdiscus-honu-sp-nov
#14
Lesley Rhodes, Kirsty F Smith, Arjun Verma, Belinda G Curley, D Tim Harwood, Sam Murray, Gurjeet S Kohli, Dorothy Solomona, Teina Rongo, Rex Munday, Shauna A Murray
Two isolates of a new tropical, epiphytic dinoflagellate species, Gambierdiscus honu sp. nov., were obtained from macroalgae sampled in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, and from North Meyer Island, Kermadec Islands. Gambierdiscus honu sp. nov. had the common Gambierdiscus Kofoidian plate formula: Po, 3', 6″, 6C?, 6 or 7S, 5‴, 1p and 2⁗. The characteristic morphological features of this species were its relatively small short dorsoventral length and width and the shape of individual plates, in particular the combination of the hatchet-shaped 2' and pentagonal 3' plates and the length to width ratio of the antapical 1p plate...
May 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526119/effects-of-temperature-salinity-and-composition-of-the-dinoflagellate-assemblage-on-the-growth-of-gambierdiscus-carpenteri-isolated-from-the-great-barrier-reef
#15
Leanne Sparrow, Paolo Momigliano, Garry R Russ, Kirsten Heimann
Increases in reported incidence of ciguatera fish poisoning (hereafter ciguatera) have been linked to warmer sea temperatures that are known to trigger coral bleaching events. The drivers that trigger blooms of ciguatera-causing dinoflagellates on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are poorly understood. This study investigated the effects of increased temperatures and lowered salinities, often associated with environmental disturbance events, on the population growth of two strains of the potentially ciguatera-causing dinoflagellate, Gambierdiscus carpenteri (NQAIF116 and NQAIF380)...
May 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526118/effects-of-elevated-nutrients-and-co2-emission-scenarios-on-three-coral-reef-macroalgae
#16
Dorothea Bender-Champ, Guillermo Diaz-Pulido, Sophie Dove
Coral reef macroalgae are expected to thrive in the future under conditions that are deleterious to the health of reef-building corals. Here we examined how macroalgae would be affected by exposure to future CO2 emission scenarios (pCO2 and temperature), enriched nutrients and combinations of both. The species tested, Laurencia intricata (Rhodophyta), Turbinaria ornata and Chnoospora implexa (both Phaeophyceae), have active carbon-concentrating mechanisms but responded differently to the treatments. L. intricata showed high mortality under nutrient enriched RCP4...
May 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526117/the-efficiency-of-combined-coagulant-and-ballast-to-remove-harmful-cyanobacterial-blooms-in-a-tropical-shallow-system
#17
Marcela Miranda, Natália Noyma, Felipe S Pacheco, Leonardo de Magalhães, Ernani Pinto, Suzan Santos, Maria Fernanda A Soares, Vera L Huszar, Miquel Lürling, Marcelo M Marinho
We tested the hypothesis that a combination of coagulant and ballast could be efficient for removal of positively buoyant harmful cyanobacteria in shallow tropical waterbodies, and will not promote the release of cyanotoxins. This laboratory study examined the efficacy of coagulants [polyaluminium chloride (PAC) and chitosan (made of shrimp shells)] alone, and combined with ballast (lanthanum modified bentonite, red soil or gravel) to remove the natural populations of cyanobacteria collected from a shallow eutrophic urban reservoir with alternating blooms of Cylindrospermopsis and Microcystis...
May 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526116/allelopathic-interactions-between-the-macroalga-hizikia-fusiformis-harvey-and-the-harmful-blooms-forming-dinoflagellate-karenia-mikimotoi
#18
Zengling Ma, Mingjiang Wu, Lidong Lin, Ronald W Thring, Hengguo Yu, Xu Zhang, Min Zhao
The effects of algal blooms on seaweeds have been rarely studied, although harmful algal blooms (HABs) are now normally regarded as worldwide incidents. In the present study, the effects of dense Karenia mikimotoi cells on the growth and photosynthesis of Hizikia fusiformis, a common and commercially cultivated macroalga in coastal waters of the East China Sea (ECS), were studied to understand the possible consequences when the mariculture encountered a dense harmful algal bloom. Furthermore, the counteraction of the latter on the growth and photosynthetic activities of K...
May 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526115/different-life-cycle-strategies-of-the-dinoflagellates-fragilidium-duplocampanaeforme-and-its-prey-dinophysis-acuminata-may-explain-their-different-susceptibilities-to-the-infection-by-the-parasite-parvilucifera-infectans
#19
Bora Lee, Myung Gil Park
Some marine dinoflagellates form ecdysal cyst (=temporary cysts) as part of their life cycle or under unfavorable growth conditions. Whether the dinoflagellates form ecdysal cysts or not may influence susceptibility to parasitism. In this study, parasite prevalence relative to inoculum size of the parasitoid Parvilucifera infectans zoospores for two dinoflagellate hosts (i.e., Fragilidium duplocampanaeforme and Dinophysis acuminata), which have different life cycle strategies, was examined. Further, susceptibility of cysts to parasitism, encystment signal, duration of encystments, and effects of induced encystment on diel periodicity, using ecdysal cyst-forming F...
May 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427573/spatial-and-temporal-variations-reveal-the-response-of-zooplankton-to-cyanobacteria
#20
Junmei Jia, Wenqing Shi, Qiuwen Chen, Torben L Lauridsen
The effects of cyanobacteria on zooplankton abundance, structure and diversity were investigated, based on a systematic study on spatial and temporal variations of cyanobacteria and zooplankton in Lake Taihu from 1998 to 2007. It was found that similar increasing trends of cyanobacteria/phytoplankton ratios were accompanied by different trends in biomass, composition and biodiversity of zooplankton in different regions of the lake; the cladocerans benefitted from the increase in cyanobacteria; however, rotifers and protozoans were negatively affected by cyanobacteria...
April 2017: Harmful Algae
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