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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778221/morphology-and-toxicity-of-pseudo-nitzschia-species-in-the-northern-benguela-upwelling-system
#1
Deon C Louw, Gregory J Doucette, Nina Lundholm
The Benguela upwelling system, considered the world's most productive marine ecosystem, has a long record of potentially toxic diatoms belonging to the genus Pseudo-nitzschia. Species of Pseudo-nitzschia were reported as early as 1936 from the northern Benguela upwelling system (nBUS). For the current study, long-term phytoplankton monitoring data (2004-2011) for the Namibian coast were analysed to examine inshore and offshore temporal distribution of Pseudo-nitzschia species, their diversity and ultrastructure...
May 2018: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767301/capillary-electrophoresis-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-multiclass-analysis-of-polar-marine-toxins
#2
Daniel G Beach, Elliott S Kerrin, Krista Thomas, Michael A Quilliam, Pearse McCarron
Polar marine toxins are more challenging to analyze by mass spectrometry-based methods than lipophilic marine toxins, which are now routinely measured in shellfish by multiclass reversed-phase liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) methods. Capillary electrophoresis (CE)-MS/MS is a technique that is well suited for the analysis of polar marine toxins, and has the potential of providing very high resolution separation. Here, we present a CE-MS/MS method developed, with use of a custom-built interface, for the sensitive multiclass analysis of paralytic shellfish toxins, tetrodotoxins, and domoic acid in seafood...
May 16, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674074/fluorescent-microarray-for-multiplexed-quantification-of-environmental-contaminants-in-seawater-samples
#3
Ana Sanchis, J-Pablo Salvador, Katrina Campbell, Christopher T Elliott, Weilin L Shelver, Qing X Li, M-Pilar Marco
The development of a fluorescent multiplexed microarray platform able to detect and quantify a wide variety of pollutants in seawater is reported. The microarray platform has been manufactured by spotting 6 different bioconjugate competitors and it uses a cocktail of 6 monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies raised against important families of chemical pollutants such as triazine biocide (i.e. Irgarol 1051®), sulfonamide and chloramphenicol antibiotics, polybrominated diphenyl ether flame-retardant (PBDE, i.e...
July 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663739/neurotoxic-effects-of-domoic-acid-on-dopaminergic-neurons-in-primary-mesencephalic-cell-culture
#4
Khaled Radad, Mubarak Al-Shraim, Ahmed Al-Emam, Rudolf Moldzio, Wolf-Dieter Rausch
INTRODUCTION: Domoic acid is a potent marine neurotoxin produced by certain species of the diatom genus Pseudonitzschia. To our knowledge, there are no studies that have investigated neurotoxic effects of domoic acid on dopaminergic neurons. Accordingly, the present study was carried out to investigate the potential neurotoxic effects of domoic acid on dopaminergic neurons in primary mesencephalic cell culture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cultures prepared from embryonic mouse mesencephala (total of 250 embryos) were treated with different concentrations of domoic acid (0...
2018: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649303/a-new-diatom-species-p-hallegraeffii-sp-nov-belonging-to-the-toxic-genus-pseudo-nitzschia-bacillariophyceae-from-the-east-australian-current
#5
Penelope A Ajani, Arjun Verma, Malwenn Lassudrie, Martina A Doblin, Shauna A Murray
A new species belonging to the toxin producing diatom genus Pseudo-nitzschia, P. hallegraeffii sp. nov., is delineated and described from the East Australian Current (EAC). Clonal cultures were established by single cell isolation from phytoplankton net hauls collected as part of a research expedition in the EAC region in 2016 on the RV Investigator. Cultures were assessed for their morphological and genetic characteristics, their sexual compatibility with other Pseudo-nitzschia species, and their ability to produce domoic acid...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625197/a-single-subconvulsant-dose-of-domoic-acid-at-mid-gestation-does-not-cause-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-in-mice
#6
Fanny Demars, Kristen Clark, Megan S Wyeth, Emily Abrams, Paul S Buckmaster
Harmful blooms of domoic acid (DA)-producing algae are a problem in oceans worldwide. DA is a potent glutamate receptor agonist that can cause status epilepticus and in survivors, temporal lobe epilepsy. In mice, one-time low-dose in utero exposure to DA was reported to cause hippocampal damage and epileptiform activity, leading to the hypothesis that unrecognized exposure to DA from contaminated seafood in pregnant women can damage the fetal hippocampus and initiate temporal lobe epileptogenesis. However, development of epilepsy (i...
April 3, 2018: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602508/revealing-the-distinct-habitat-ranges-and-hybrid-zone-of-genetic-sub-populations-within-pseudo-nitzschia-pungens-bacillariophyceae-in-the-west-pacific-area
#7
Jin Ho Kim, Pengbin Wang, Bum Soo Park, Joo-Hwan Kim, Shailesh Kumar Patidar, Myung-Soo Han
Genetic sub-populations (clades) of cosmopolitan marine diatom Pseudo-nitzschia pungens might have distinct habitats, and their hybrid zone is suspected in higher latitude area of the West Pacific area, however, it is still unrevealed because of technical difficulties and lack of evidences in natural environments. The aim of this study is to investigate the habitat characteristics of each clade of P. pungens on geographical distribution with the habitat temperature ranges of each clade and to reveal their hybrid zone in the West Pacific area...
March 2018: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602502/blurred-lines-multiple-freshwater-and-marine-algal-toxins-at-the-land-sea-interface-of-san-francisco-bay-california
#8
Melissa B Peacock, Corinne M Gibble, David B Senn, James E Cloern, Raphael M Kudela
San Francisco Bay (SFB) is a eutrophic estuary that harbors both freshwater and marine toxigenic organisms that are responsible for harmful algal blooms. While there are few commercial fishery harvests within SFB, recreational and subsistence harvesting for shellfish is common. Coastal shellfish are monitored for domoic acid and paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs), but within SFB there is no routine monitoring for either toxin. Dinophysis shellfish toxins (DSTs) and freshwater microcystins are also present within SFB, but not routinely monitored...
March 2018: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602500/differential-toxin-response-of-pseudo-nitzschia-multiseries-as-a-function-of-nitrogen-speciation-in-batch-and-continuous-cultures-and-during-a-natural-assemblage-experiment
#9
Regina L Radan, William P Cochlan
The toxigenic diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries Hasle, isolated from the U.S. Pacific Northwest, was examined in unialgal laboratory cultures and in natural assemblages during shipboard experiments, to examine cellular growth and domoic acid (DA) production as a function of nitrogen (N) substrate and availability expected during bloom development and decline. Laboratory experiments utilizing batch cultures conducted at saturating (120 μmol photons m-2  s-1 ) photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD), demonstrated that P...
March 2018: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599520/short-term-dynamics-and-interactions-of-marine-protist-communities-during-the-spring-summer-transition
#10
Lyria Berdjeb, Alma Parada, David M Needham, Jed A Fuhrman
We examined the short-term variability, by daily to weekly sampling, of protist assemblages from March to July in surface water of the San Pedro Ocean Time-series station (eastern North Pacific), by V4 Illumina sequencing of the 18S rRNA gene. The sampling period encompassed a spring bloom followed by progression to summer conditions. Several protistan taxa displayed sharp increases and declines, with whole community Bray-Curtis dissimilarities of adjacent days being 66% in March and 40% in May. High initial abundance of parasitic Cercozoa Cryothecomonas longipes and Protaspis grandis coincided with a precipitous decline of blooming Pseudo-nitzschia diatoms, possibly suggesting their massive infection by these parasites; these cercozoans were hardly detectable afterwards...
March 29, 2018: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547358/investigation-of-a-largescale-common-murre-uria-aalge-mortality-event-in-california-in-2015
#11
Corinne Gibble, Rebecca Duerr, Barbara Bodenstein, Kirsten Lindquist, Jackie Lindsey, Jessie Beck, Laird Henkel, Jan Roletto, Jim Harvey, Raphael Kudela
From August through December 2015, beachcast bird survey programs reported increased deposition of common murres ( Uria aalge) on central and northern California beaches, but not on southern California beaches. Coastal wildlife rehabilitation centers received more than 1,000 live, stranded, and debilitated murres from Sonoma County to San Luis Obispo County during August-October. Approximately two-thirds of admitted birds were after-hatch-year birds in emaciated body condition and in various stages of molt, with extremely worn plumage...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495583/repeated-dietary-exposure-to-low-levels-of-domoic-acid-and-problems-with-everyday-memory-research-to-public-health-outreach
#12
Lynn M Grattan, Carol J Boushey, Yuanyuan Liang, Kathi A Lefebvre, Laura J Castellon, Kelsey A Roberts, Alexandra C Toben, J G Morris
Domoic Acid (DA) is a marine-based neurotoxin. Dietary exposure to high levels of DA via shellfish consumption has been associated with Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning, with milder memory decrements found in Native Americans (NAs) with repetitive, lower level exposures. Despite its importance for protective action, the clinical relevance of these milder memory problems remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine whether repeated, lower-level exposures to DA impact everyday memory (EM), i.e., the frequency of memory failures in everyday life...
February 28, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433033/applying-molecular-modelling-and-experimental-studies-to-develop-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-for-domoic-acid-enrichment-from-both-seawater-and-shellfish
#13
Junjie Ao, Jiaping Gu, Tao Yuan, Dan Li, Yuning Ma, Zhemin Shen
A highly selective sample cleanup method using molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP) was developed for the enrichment of domoic acid (DA, an amnesic shellfish toxin) from both seawater and shellfish samples. Molecular modelling was firstly applied to screening a suitable functional monomer and optimize the polymer preparation. Theoretical results were in a good agreement with those of the experimental studies. MIP was prepared by precipitation polymerization using 1, 3, 5-pentanetricarboxylic acid and 2-(Trifluoromethyl)acrylic acid as the template molecule and functional monomer, respectively...
May 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377161/phylogeny-and-species-delineation-in-the-marine-diatom-pseudo-nitzschia-bacillariophyta-using-cox1-lsu-and-its2-rrna-genes-a-perspective-in-character-evolution
#14
Hong Chang Lim, Suh Nih Tan, Sing Tung Teng, Nina Lundholm, Emma Orive, Helena David, Sonia Quijano-Scheggia, Sandric Chee Yew Leong, Matthias Wolf, Stephen S Bates, Po Teen Lim, Chui Pin Leaw
Analyses of the mitochondrial cox1, the nuclear-encoded large subunit (LSU), and the internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) RNA coding region of Pseudo-nitzschia revealed that the P. pseudodelicatissima complex can be phylogenetically grouped into three distinct clades (Groups I-III), while the P. delicatissima complex forms another distinct clade (Group IV) in both the LSU and ITS2 phylogenetic trees. It was elucidated that comprehensive taxon sampling (sampling of sequences), selection of appropriate target genes and outgroup, and alignment strategies influenced the phylogenetic accuracy...
April 2018: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368303/determination-of-domoic-acid-in-plankton-net-samples-from-golden-horn-estuary-turkey-using-hplc-with-fluorescence-detection
#15
Fuat Dursun, Selma Ünlü, Türkan Yurdun
This study focused on the fluctuations of domoic acid (DA) levels in plankton net samples collected from the Golden Horn Estuary (GHE), Turkey, between August 2011 and July 2012. DA concentrations were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), using a fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl (FMOC) derivatization technique. Monthly and biweekly data were evaluated with environmental variables, and their influence on DA production is discussed. DA levels in plankton net samples varied between 0.36 and 94...
January 24, 2018: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321590/six-domoic-acid-related-compounds-from-the-red-alga-chondria-armata-and-domoic-acid-biosynthesis-by-the-diatom-pseudo-nitzschia-multiseries
#16
Yukari Maeno, Yuichi Kotaki, Ryuta Terada, Yuko Cho, Keiichi Konoki, Mari Yotsu-Yamashita
Domoic acid (DA, 1), a potent neurotoxin that causes amnesic shellfish poisoning, has been found in diatoms and red algae. While biosynthetic pathway towards DA from geranyl diphosphate and L-glutamate has been previously proposed, its late stage is still unclear. Here, six novel DA related compounds, 7'-methyl-isodomoic acid A (2) and B (3), N-geranyl-L-glutamic acid (4), 7'-hydroxymethyl-isodomoic acid A (5) and B (6), and N-geranyl-3(R)-hydroxy-L-glutamic acid (7), were isolated from the red alga, Chondria armata, and their structures were determined...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313078/preparation-and-application-of-a-molecularly-imprinted-monolith-for-specific-recognition-of-domoic-acid
#17
Fan Yang, Ruirui Wang, Guangshui Na, Qilun Yan, Zhongsheng Lin, Zhifeng Zhang
In this work, a molecularly imprinted monolithic column was synthesized by a facile procedure and was applied for specific recognition of domoic acid, an amnesic shellfish poison. The poly(4-vinylpyridine-co-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate) molecularly imprinted monolith was synthesized in a stainless steel column by in situ polymerization. Pentane-1,3,5-tricarboxylic acid was used as a dummy imprinting template instead of the highly toxic and expensive target molecule. It is the first time that a molecularly imprinted monolith is introduced for separation and detection of domoic acid...
February 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295741/phytoplankton-diversity-in-adriatic-ports-lessons-from-the-port-baseline-survey-for-the-management-of-harmful-algal-species
#18
Patricija Mozetič, Monica Cangini, Janja Francé, Mauro Bastianini, Fabrizio Bernardi Aubry, Mia Bužančić, Marina Cabrini, Federica Cerino, Marijeta Čalić, Raffaele D'Adamo, Dragana Drakulović, Stefania Finotto, Daniela Fornasaro, Federica Grilli, Romina Kraus, Nataša Kužat, Daniela Marić Pfannkuchen, Živana Ninčević Gladan, Marinella Pompei, Ana Rotter, Irene Servadei, Sanda Skejić
An inventory of phytoplankton diversity in 12 Adriatic ports was performed with the port baseline survey. Particular emphasis was put on the detection of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens (HAOP) because of their negative impact on ecosystem, human health, and the economy. Phytoplanktonic HAOP are identified as species, either native or non-indigenous (NIS), which can trigger harmful algal blooms (HAB). A list of 691 taxa was prepared, and among them 52 were classified as HAB and five as NIS. Records of toxigenic NIS (Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata, Ostreopsis species including O...
December 30, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223596/presence-and-persistence-of-the-amnesic-shellfish-poisoning-toxin-domoic-acid-in-octopus-and-cuttlefish-brains
#19
Vanessa M Lopes, Rui Rosa, Pedro R Costa
Domoic acid (DA) is a neurotoxin that causes degenerative damage to brain cells and induces permanent short-term memory loss in mammals. In cephalopod mollusks, although DA is known to accumulate primarily in the digestive gland, there is no knowledge whether DA reaches their central nervous system. Here we report, for the first time, the presence of DA in brain tissue of the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) and the European cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), and its absence in the brains of several squid species (Loligo vulgaris, L...
February 2018: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208978/algae-associated-with-coral-degradation-affects-risk-assessment-in-coral-reef-fishes
#20
Mark I McCormick, Randall P Barry, Bridie J M Allan
Habitat degradation alters the chemical landscape through which information about community dynamics is transmitted. Olfactory information is crucial for risk assessment in aquatic organisms as predators release odours when they capture prey that lead to an alarm response in conspecific prey. Recent studies show some coral reef fishes are unable to use alarm odours when surrounded by dead-degraded coral. Our study examines the spatial and temporal dynamics of this alarm odour-nullifying effect, and which substratum types may be responsible...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
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