Water quality monitoring by THAMNOTOXKIT FTM including cyanobacterial blooms

Törökné Kozma, Andrea and László, Erzsébet and Chorus, Ingrid and Fastner, Jutta and Heinze, Rita and Padisák, Judit and Barbosa, Francisco A. R. (2000) Water quality monitoring by THAMNOTOXKIT FTM including cyanobacterial blooms. WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 42. pp. 381-385. ISSN 0273-1223

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The Thamnotoxkit F™ was evaluated for detecting cyanobacterial toxins as they may be hazardous to human health if they reach drinking water networks or if people are exposed through recreational activity. This test kit is a 24-hour bioassay using larvae of the freshwater anostracan crusacean Thamnocephalus platyurus hatched from cysts. Nine freeze-dried Microcystis aeruginosa samples from freshwaters of Hungary, Germany and Brazil were tested with the Thamnotox test, rat hepatocyte test, mouse test and analysed for microcystins by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). It can be concluded that the Thamnotox test is an alternative simple, cost-effective method that may replace the mouse bioassay used previously for determination of cyanobacterial toxicity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok > QE08 Hydrosphere. Hydrology / hidroszféra, hidrológia
Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH301 Biology / biológia
Q Science / természettudomány > QL Zoology / állattan
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 15:31
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2012 15:31

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