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In Missisquoi Bay, Lake Champlain, public health advisories
have been issued from 2001 to 2009 resulting in the closure of
several beaches and periodic no-drinking warnings for the water. These advisories forbid any direct contact with the lake
water by both people and animals because of the presence of
cyanotoxins. The economic impact around the lake has been
substantial, with revenues sometimes falling by 40 to 80% (20).
For the past 8 years, microcystin (MCYST)-producing cyanobacterial genera have composed a major part of the bacterial community in Missisquoi Bay during both the summer and * Corresponding author. Mailing address: National Research Council Canada, Biotechnology Research Institute, 6100 Royalmount Ave.,
Montreal, QC H4P 2R2, Canada. Phone: (514) 496-6182. Fax: (514)
496-6265. E-mail: [email protected]
Published ahead of print on 18 June 2010.
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