Reynolds, Colin S. (1991) Toxic blue-green algae: The "problem" in perspective. Freshwater Forum, 1(1), pp. 29-38.
The incidence of blue-green algal blooms and surface scum-formation are certainly not new phenomena. Many British and European authors have been faithfully describing the unmistakable symptoms of blue-green algal scums for over 800 years. There is no disputing that blue-green algal toxins are extremely harmful. Three quite separate categories of compound have been separated: neurotoxins; hepatotoxins and lipopolysaccharides. There is a popular association between blue-green algae and eutrophication. Certainly the main nuisance species - of Microcystis, Anabaena and Aphanizomenon are rare in oligotrophic lakes and reservoirs. Several approaches have been proposed for the control of blue-green algae. Distinction is made between methods for discharging algae already present (eg algicides; straw bales; viruses; parasitic fungi and herbivorous ciliates), and methods for averting an anticipated abundance in the future (phosphorous control, artificial circulation etc).
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||Toxic blue-green algae: The "problem" in perspective|
|Personal Creator/Author: |
|Reynolds, Colin S.|
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Freshwater Forum|
|Page Range: ||pp. 29-38|
|Contact Email Address: ||email@example.com|
|Issuing Agency: ||Freshwater Biological Association|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||algal blooms; biological control; chemical control; noxious organisms|
|Item ID: ||4517|
|Depositing User: ||Hardy B Schwamm|
|Date Deposited: ||29 Oct 2010 11:10|
|Last Modified: ||29 Sep 2011 18:18|
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