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Characteristics of Mycrocystin aeruginosa – Review

Sreeremya Sasi


Cynobacteria are photoautotrophs, they have major significance in the branch of phycology. There are some cynobacteria which synthesize microcystin which is a toxin compound released and caused deleterious effect to human kind. Mycrocystin aeruginosa produces a toxic algal bloom, this organism released a hepatotoxin called mycrocystin. Cyanobacterial toxins they are membrane-bound or occur free within the cells. In in-vitro research, most of the toxin release occurs as cells age and die and passively leak their cellular contents, although active ooze of toxins can also occur from young growing cells.

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