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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is cyanobacteria.


Six Superlative Sources

· Carmichael, W.W., 1997. The cyanotoxins. Adv. Botan. Res. 27:211-256.

· Chorus, I., and J. Bartram (eds), 1999. Toxic Cyanobacteria in Drinking Water: A Guide to Their Public Health Consequences, Monitoring and Management. E. and F.N. Spon, 416 pp.

· Falconer, I., 1999. An overview of problems caused by toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) in drinking water. Environ. Toxicol. 14:5-12.

· Hitzfeld, B.C., S.J. Hoger, and D.R. Dietrich, 2000. Cyanobacterial toxins: removal during drinking water treatment, and human risk assessment. Env. Health Perspect. 108(supplement 1):113-122.

· Sivonen, K., 1996. Cyanobacterial toxins and toxin production. Phycologia 35(supplement 6):12-24.

· Watanabe, M.F., K.I. Harada, W.W. Carmichael, and H. Fujiki (eds), 1995. Toxic Microcystis. CRC Press, 304 pp.

Other Excellent Sources

· Carmichael, W.W., 1994. The toxins of cyanobacteria. Sci. Am. 270:78-86.

· Falconer, I.R., 1994. Health problems from exposure to cyanobacteria and proposed safety guidelines for drinking and recreational water. In: Codd, G.A., T.M. Jefferies, C.W. Keevil, and E. Potter (eds). Detection Methods for Cyanobacterial Toxins. Royal Society of Chemistry, p. 3-10.

· Falconer, I.R., 1996. Potential impact on human health of toxic cyanobacteria. Phycologia 35(supplement 6):6-11.

· Jacoby, J.M., D.C. Collier, E.B. Welch, F.J. Hardy, and M. Crayton, 2000. Environmental factors associated with a toxic bloom of Microcystis aeruginosa. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 57:231-240.

· Kotak, B.G., A.K.Y. Lam, E.E. Prepas, S.L. Kenefick, and S.E. Hrudey, 1995. Variability of the hepatotoxin microcystin-LR in hypereutrophic drinking water lakes. J. Phycol. 31:248-263.

· Meibner, K., E. Dittmann, and T. Borner, 1996. Toxic and non-toxic strains of the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa contain sequences homologous to peptide synthetase genes. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 135:295-303.

· Yoo, S.R., W.W. Carmichael, R.C. Hoehn, and S.E. Hrudey, 1995. Cyanobacterial (Blue-Green Algal) Toxins: A Resource Guide. American Water Works Association Research Foundation.

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