|Title||The paralytic shellfish toxin profiles and global distribution of the dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum Halim|
|Authors||Lewis, A., Coates, L., Turner, A., Percy, L. and Lewis, J.|
A comprehensive review was undertaken of the distribution of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum Halim. The primary threat to humans caused by A. minutum is because of the production of paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) which can accumulate in seafood vectors, which if consumed lead to the human condition known as paralytic shellfish poisoning. Within this work it became apparent that the known global spread of this important species has increased, either due to range expansion, as a consequence of improved or novel investigation, or as a combination of these factors.
|Keywords||Alexandrium minutum, ecology, geographic distribution, Paralytic Shellfish Toxins, toxin profiling,|
|Conference||British Phycological Society 66th Annual Meeting|
|Accepted author manuscript|