OCEANUS SEMINAR SERIES 08 NOV DOUBLE SERIES
Oceanus Seminar Series | Angel González | 8 Nov | 12h | DOUBLE SERIES!
Title: Detection of toxigenic cyanobacteria and their toxins by multi- approach methods in a Cuban estuary
Name: Angel Ramón Moreira González
Affiliation: Centro de Estudios Ambientales de Cienfuegos (CEAC)
Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are increasing in frequency, distribution, severity in different regions throughout the world. Blooms of cyanobacteria have negative effects on aquatic organisms and even on human health, since many species can synthesize potent toxins. Surveillance of the aquatic ecosystems is therefore obligatory, and methods to achieve such require a prompt answer not only regarding the species that are producing the blooms but also the cyanotoxins that are being produced and/or released.
This seminar will focus on different approaches based on morphological-based identification and novel molecular-based methods for the identification of toxic cyanobacterial species from environmental samples from a Cuban estuary.
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