General Information

Event name: US-04-023
Country: UNITED STATES
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: microcystins, cylindrospermopsins, anatoxin-a)
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: 26.916667, Longitude: -80.800000
General location information: Lake Okeechobee,
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Microcystis spp. ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii Seenaya et Subba Raju 1972 ( cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: C. D. Williams, M. T. Aubel, A. D. Chapman, P. E. D'Aiuto, Identification of cyanobacterial toxins in Florida's freshwater systems. Lake and Reservoir Management 23, 144-152 (2007).

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 09:48 on 13 Feb 2019
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