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1 May 2012 Notes on Ostreopsis sp. from Southern-Central Coast of Cuba
Angel Moreira, Francisco Rodríguez, Pilar Riobó, José M. Franco, Noelia Martínez, Donaida Chamero, Carlos Alonso
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In order to investigate the identity, abundance and toxicity of a distinctive Ostreopsis species present in the southern-central coast of Cuba, Ostreopsis field populations were examined during January-September of 2010. The morphological and partial LSU phylogenetic data suggested the presence of O. lenticularis, although a very close species like O. labens could not be discarded. Results indicated the presence of palytoxin-like molecules in a natural extract at concentration of 0.12 pg/cell. Ostreopsis populations were very stable through the course of the study, and a maximum of 7.9 × 104 cells/g of macroalgae fresh weight was recorded on June.

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Angel Moreira, Francisco Rodríguez, Pilar Riobó, José M. Franco, Noelia Martínez, Donaida Chamero, and Carlos Alonso "Notes on Ostreopsis sp. from Southern-Central Coast of Cuba," Cryptogamie, Algologie 33(2), 217-224, (1 May 2012). https://doi.org/10.7872/crya.v33.iss2.2011.217
Published: 1 May 2012
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DNA sequences
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palytoxin
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