Alexandrium tamarense

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Alexandrium tamarense
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Alexandrium tamarense

Alexandrium tamarense is a dinoflagellate. It produces the neurotoxin saxitoxin. This toxin causes the human illness paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP).[1]

Alexandrium tamarense often occurs in Mediterranean coastal waters.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Liang, Zhongxiu et al 2014. Toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium tamarense induces oxidative stress and apoptosis in hepatopancreas of shrimp Fenneropenaeus chinensis. Ocean University of China 13 (6): 1005–1011. doi:10.1007/s11802-014-2397-8.
  2. Hofrichter, Robert (2003). Das Mittelmeer: Fauna, Flora, Okologie. ISBN 978-3-8274-1090-0.