A Guide to Cyanobacteria

A Guide to Cyanobacteria
Author: Mark A. Nienaber,Miriam Steinitz-Kannan
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2018-06-29
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780813175607

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Blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) and the toxins they can produce pose serious economic, environmental, and public health problems worldwide. Much of the scientific and public interest in these microorganisms arises from their tendency to undergo explosive population growth and form harmful blooms, which have inflicted damage in industries as diverse as health care, public utilities, agriculture, recreation, real estate, and commercial and sport fishing. Until now, water quality professionals and other individuals tasked with finding and eliminating cyanotoxins have lacked an accessible guide to these potentially deadly microorganisms. Written for nonspecialists in a clear and straightforward style, this guide will help students, landowners, and citizen scientists identify different kinds of cyanobacteria and understand their impact on waterways, from neighborhood lakes and farm ponds to major river systems. The central feature of the book is a detailed key that systematically walks the reader through each step of the identification process. This key is linked to an extensive set of photographs and a companion smartphone app to assist readers in confirming their findings. Authors Mark A. Nienaber and Miriam Steinitz-Kannan include an ample glossary to help newcomers to the subject get up to speed as well as an in-depth and current bibliography to aid advanced readers in further research. They also offer instructions on how to correctly collect and analyze cyanobacteria. Altogether, this accessible yet comprehensive resource makes important, complex material available to a wide range of professionals and laypeople engaged in combating harmful cyanotoxins.

Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water

Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water
Author: Ingrid Chorus,Martin Welker
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 701
Release: 2021-03-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781000262049

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Cyanobacterial toxins are among the hazardous substances most widely found in water. They occur naturally, but concentrations hazardous to human health are usually due to human activity. Therefore, to protect human health, managing lakes, reservoirs and rivers to prevent cyanobacterial blooms is critical. This second edition of Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water presents the current state of knowledge on the occurrence of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins as well as their impacts on health through water-related exposure pathways, chiefly drinking-water and recreational activity. It provides scientific and technical background information to support hazard identification, assessment and prioritisation of the risks posed by cyanotoxins, and it outlines approaches for their management at each step of the water-use system. It sets out key practical considerations for developing management strategies, implementing efficient measures and designing monitoring programmes. This enables stakeholders to evaluate whether there is a health risk from toxic cyanobacteria and to mitigate it with appropriate measures. This book is intended for those working on toxic cyanobacteria with a specific focus on public health protection. It intends to empower professionals from different disciplines to communicate and cooperate for sustainable management of toxic cyanobacteria, including public health workers, ecologists, academics, and catchment and waterbody managers. Ingrid Chorus headed the department for Drinking-Water and Swimming-Pool Hygiene at the German Environment Agency. Martin Welker is a limnologist and microbiologist, currently with bioMérieux in Lyon, France.

A Guide to the Identification of Common Blue green Algae Cyanoprokaryotes in Australian Freshwaters

A Guide to the Identification of Common Blue green Algae  Cyanoprokaryotes  in Australian Freshwaters
Author: Peter D. Baker,Larelle D. Fabbro
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1999
Genre: Cyanobacteria
ISBN: 1876144483

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Blue-green algae (Cyanophyta) or cyanobacteria are prokaryotic phototrophic organisms. They have traditionally been classified with algae under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.

Manual on Aquatic Cyanobacteria

Manual on Aquatic Cyanobacteria
Author: Gertrud Cronberg,Helén Annadotter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2006
Genre: Cyanobacteria
ISBN: UCSD:31822030360986

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Management Strategies for Cyanobacteria blue green Algae

Management Strategies for Cyanobacteria  blue green Algae
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2010
Genre: Water quality
ISBN: 1876616245

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Cyanobacterial blue green Algal Toxins

Cyanobacterial  blue green Algal  Toxins
Author: Richard Scott Yoo
Publsiher: American Water Works Association
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1995
Genre: Cyanobacteria
ISBN: 9780898678246

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Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water

Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water
Author: Ingrid Chorus,Jamie Bartram
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 437
Release: 1999-02-11
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781482295061

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Cyanobacteria and their toxins are an increasing global public health menace. Most recently, problems have been experienced in Australia, the United States and, due to drought and increasing water scarcity, pose a severe threat in the U.K. With an international range of contributors, all leading experts in their fields, Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water examines the increasing need to protect drinking water and water resources from the hazards of Cyanobacteria and their impact on health. Written and edited by a World Health Organization working group, Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water is an operational handbook in a practical, assessible style. Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water will be invaluable to environmental health officers, professionals in the fields of water supply, public health, fresh water ecology and education, national and international organizations, special interest groups, post-graduate students and utilities responsible for managing drinking water supplies.

Freshwater Algae of North America

Freshwater Algae of North America
Author: John D. Wehr,Robert G. Sheath,J. Patrick Kociolek
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1066
Release: 2015-06-05
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780123858771

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Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification, Second Edition is an authoritative and practical treatise on the classification, biodiversity, and ecology of all known genera of freshwater algae from North America. The book provides essential taxonomic and ecological information about one of the most diverse and ubiquitous groups of organisms on earth. This single volume brings together experts on all the groups of algae that occur in fresh waters (also soils, snow, and extreme inland environments). In the decade since the first edition, there has been an explosion of new information on the classification, ecology, and biogeography of many groups of algae, with the use of molecular techniques and renewed interest in biological diversity. Accordingly, this new edition covers updated classification information of most algal groups and the reassignment of many genera and species, as well as new research on harmful algal blooms. Extensive and complete Describes every genus of freshwater algae known from North America, with an analytical dichotomous key, descriptions of diagnostic features, and at least one image of every genus. Full-color images throughout provide superb visual examples of freshwater algae Updated Environmental Issues and Classifications, including new information on harmful algal blooms (HAB) Fully revised introductory chapters, including new topics on biodiversity, and taste and odor problems Updated to reflect the rapid advances in algal classification and taxonomy due to the widespread use of DNA technologies