News tagged with dinoflagellate

Lifestyle of a killer

Parasitic dinoflagellates of the genus Hematodinium are a big problem for crab, prawn and shrimp fisheries across the world. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Aquatic Biosystems has found that, ...

dateSep 06, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Researchers monitor 'red tides' in Chesapeake Bay

Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science continue to monitor the algal blooms that have been discoloring Chesapeake Bay waters during the last few weeks. These "red tides" occur in the lower Bay every summer, ...

dateJul 27, 2012 in Environment
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Explanation for glowing seas suggested

It has long been known that distinctive blue flashes -- a type of bioluminescence -- that are visible at night in some marine environments are caused by tiny, unicellular plankton known as dinoflagellates. However, a new ...

dateOct 19, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Cause of mussel poisoning identified

The origin of the neurotoxin azaspiracid has finally been identified after a search for more than a decade. The azaspiracid toxin group can cause severe poisoning in human consumers of mussels after being enriched in the ...

dateMar 24, 2009 in Medical research
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