General Information

Event name: MX-08-001
Country: MEXICO
Nature of the harmful event:
Other ( Isolated strains from HABs)
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 90 pg STX eq cell^-1)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Rosalba Alonso Rodriguez

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 24.850000, Longitude: -110.583333
General location information: San Jose Island, Baja California Sur
HAB Area code(s): GC
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pyrodinium bahamense ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Event-related bibliography: Morquecho, L., Alonso-Rodríguez, R., Martínez-Tecuapacho, G.. A. 2014. Cyst morphology, germination characteristics, and potential toxicity of Pyrodinium bahamense in the Gulf of California. Botánica Marina. 57(4):303-314

Environmental Conditions

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Growth: Advected
Growth Comments Cultivated in GSe medium (Doblin et al. 1999), incubated at 25°C, salinity of 15, an irradiance of 53 umol photons m-2s-1 tieh a 12:12 h light/dark cycle.
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Saxitoxins STX eq 90 pg STXeq Cell^-1 LC-FD
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Created at 07:28 on 8 Feb 2018