Dynamics and short-term survival of toxic cyanobacteria species in ballast water from NOBOB vessels transiting the Great Lakes - implications for HAB invasions

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dc.contributor.author Doblin, Martina en_US
dc.contributor.author Coyne, Kathryn en_US
dc.contributor.author Rinta-Kanto, Jm en_US
dc.contributor.author Wilhelm, Sw en_US
dc.contributor.author Dobbs, Fred en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:29:38Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:29:38Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2006011451 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Doblin Martina et al. 2007, 'Dynamics and short-term survival of toxic cyanobacteria species in ballast water from NOBOB vessels transiting the Great Lakes - implications for HAB invasions', Elsevier Science Bv, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 519-530. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1568-9883 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3679
dc.description.abstract We measured the presence, viability and potential toxicity of cyanobacteria in ships' ballast tanks during three domestic voyages through the North American Great Lakes. Using molecular methods, the toxin-producing forms of Microcystis and Anabaena were monitored in ballast water after ships' ballast tanks were filled at their first port of call, and at subsequent ports as ships transited the Great Lakes. Microcystis weas detected in ballast water at intermidiate and final ports of call in all three experiemnts, but the presence of Anabaena was more variable, suggesting low abundance or patchy distribution in ballast tanks. Both species were detected in ballast water up to 11 days old. Detection of the mucrocystin synthetase gene, mcyE, in ballst tanks indicated entrained cells were capable of producing mycrocystin, and further analyses of RNA indicated the toxin was being expressed by Microcystis, even after 11 days in dark transit. These data demonstrate within-basin transport and delivery of planktonic harmful algal bllom (HAB) species to distant ports in the world's largest freshwater resevoir, with potential implications for drinking water quality. These implications are discussed with respect to management of microbial invasions and the fate of introduced phytoplankton in their receiving environment. en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Science Bv en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2006.05.007 en_US
dc.title Dynamics and short-term survival of toxic cyanobacteria species in ballast water from NOBOB vessels transiting the Great Lakes - implications for HAB invasions en_US
dc.parent Harmful Algae en_US
dc.journal.volume 6 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Amsterdam, Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 519 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 530 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 060200 en_US
dc.personcode 996445 en_US
dc.personcode 0000026133 en_US
dc.personcode 0000032667 en_US
dc.personcode 0000032668 en_US
dc.personcode 0000027780 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords ballast-water, molecular probes, viability, toxic cyanobacteria en_US


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