Skip to main content

A modified HPLC method for analysis of PSP toxins in algae and shellfish from china

Summary

Improvements to an established HPLC method are introduced. The modified method is more efficient for separation and detection of the toxins reponsible for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). The PSP toxin cotent of two strains ofAlexandrium tamarense and approximately forty shellfish samples collected from different locations in China have been analyzed with this HPLC method. Only one shellfish sample, collected from Lianyungang, China, contained PSP toxins.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

References

  1. G. M. Hallegraeff, Phycologia32, 79 (1993).

    Google Scholar 

  2. J. J. Sullivan, M. M. Wekell, in D. E. Kramer, J. Liston, Eds., Seafood Quality Determination, Proceedings of an International Symposium Coordinated by the University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA, 1987, p. 357.

  3. J. F. Lawrence, C. Menard, J. Assoc. Off. Anal. Chem.74, 1006 (1991).

    CAS  Google Scholar 

  4. Y. Oshima, J. Assoc. Off. Anal. Chem.8, 2 (1995).

    Google Scholar 

  5. G. Thielert, Ph. D. Thesis, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, 1993.

  6. C. Hummert, M. Ritscher, K. Reinhardt, B. Luckas, Chromatographia45, 312 (1997).

    CAS  Google Scholar 

  7. Y. Lin, M. Yang, R. Chen, S. Hu, G. Jin, Ocean. Limmn. Sinica25, 220 (1994).

    Google Scholar 

  8. J. Lin, S. Zhang, C. Wang, Marine Environ Sci.7, 22 (1988).

    Google Scholar 

  9. D. M. Anderson, D. M. Kulis, Y. Qi, L. Yheng, S. Lu, Y. Lin, Toxicon34, 579 (1996).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  10. Y. Oshima, K. Sugino andT. Yasumoto, in: S. Natori, K. Hashimoto, Y. Ueno (Editors), Mycotoxins and Phytotoxins'88. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Niederlande, 1989, pp. 319.

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Yu, R.C., Hummert, C., Luckas, B. et al. A modified HPLC method for analysis of PSP toxins in algae and shellfish from china. Chromatographia 48, 671–676 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02467597

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Revised:

  • Accepted:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02467597

Key Words

  • Column liquid chromatography
  • Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP)
  • Alexandrium tamarense