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Diversity of microcystin-producing cyanobacteria in spatially isolated regions of Lake Erie

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5083-5085
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


The diversity of microcystin-producing cyanobacteria in the western basin of Lake Erie was studied using sequence analysis of mcyA gene fragments. Distinct populations of potentially toxic Microcystis and Planktothrix were found in spatially isolated locations. This study highlights previously undocumented diversity of potentially toxic cyanobacteria.

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