General Information

Event name: NZ-99-002
Country: NEW ZEALAND
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Freshwater
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: microcystins, toxins from Cylindrospermopsis)
Associated syndrome: Cyanobacterial toxins effects
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Xiao, Man

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -41.266667, Longitude: 174.766667
General location information: The Wellington region,
HAB Area code(s): NZ-06
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Microcystis spp. ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: D. J. Stirling, M. A. Quilliam, First report of the cyanobacterial toxin cylindrospermopsin in New Zealand. Toxicon 39, 12191222 (2001).

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 11:16 on 11 Feb 2019
Updated at 09:39 on 3 Dec 2019
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