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Toxins Produced by Marine Microorganisms: A Short Review

  • Valentin A. StonikEmail author
  • Inna V. Stonik
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Part of the Toxinology book series (TOXI)

Abstract

Structures, toxicological properties, and mechanisms of biological action of the best known representatives of the main groups of marine microbial toxins are presented. It is shown that many compounds have complex chemical structures and possess extremely high toxicities. These highly dangerous toxins are accumulated in mollusks and other kinds of sea food. They represent a serious health and ecological problem.

Keywords

Okadaic Acid Domoic Acid Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Minke Whale Marine Cyanobacterium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.G.B. Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic ChemistryFar Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia
  2. 2.A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine BiologyFar-Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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