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23.killer.plankton - Killer Plankton! Introduction...

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Unformatted text preview: Killer Plankton! Introduction Dinoflagellates Saxitoxins (STX) - I cant breathe! Brevetoxin (BTX) - I cant see! Diarrhetic shellfish poison (DSP) - I cant stop! Ciguatoxin (CTX) - I cant feel hot and cold! Diatoms: Domoic acid (DA) - I cant remember anything! Bacteria: Tetrodotoxin (TTX) - I cant move! Red Tides Are Not Always Red! The Problem With Red Tides Toxic plankton are filtered fed by mussels, clams, oysters, sardines, anchovies, etc. Toxins incorporated into their flesh (muscle). Humans, birds and mammals are impacted when they eat the filter feeders. Dinoflagellates Swimming Plants Most toxic plankton are dinoflagellates 24 spp. Photosynthetic and have whip-like flagella for swimming. They are filter fed by bivalves and fishes. Produce light when agitated bioluminescence (warning for native Americans). Dinoflagellates Alexandrium spp....
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course ETX etx10 taught by Professor Rontjeerderma during the Fall '09 term at UC Davis.

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