High affinity binding of red tide neurotoxins to marine mammal brain

Vera L. Trainer, Daniel G. Baden, Aquatic Toxicology

This scholarly paper from Aquatic Toxicology documents a study of the binding of dinoflagellate-produced red tide neurotoxins to mammalian brains. The researchers studied the brain tissue of manatees, sea lions, and whales found off the west Florida coast infected with Gymnodinium breve, a Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) causing dinoflagellate.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Ocean Environments: Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Coastal and Estuarine
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biosphere:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biosphere:Microbiology and Health, Microbiology, Ecology:Food Webs
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeywords: harmful algal bloom, HAB, saxitoxin, brevetoxin