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Algae > Volume 13(1); 1998 > Article
Algae 1998;13(1): 109-117.
Environmental Factors Affecting the Production of Inhibitory Metabolites in the Cultures of Fischerella muscicola
Vishal C. Srivastava, G.J. Mandersn, R. Bhamidimarri
Toxico-Chem Lab, Environmental Chemistry Division, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Process and Environmental Technology Department, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
ABSTRACT
The effects of light, temperature, nitrogen and phosphore on inhibitory metabolites (toxins) production and growth of Fischerella muscicola were studied under laboratory conditions. A factorial experiment with a split plot design was used to quantify the interaction of environmental factors and inhibitory metabolites production. Results indicated that the physical factors, i.e., light and temperature, affected the toxicity of the cyanobacterium at a statistically significant level (
Key words: Cyanobacteria. Fischerella muscicola. toxicity


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