Toxicity Assessment of Cyanobacterial Strains Using Brine Shrimp and Mouse Bioassay

Majit , Jasmina and Mohamad, Samsur and Hassan, Ruhana (2010) Toxicity Assessment of Cyanobacterial Strains Using Brine Shrimp and Mouse Bioassay. In: Proceedings of the 11th Symposium for the Malaysian Society of Applied Biology 2010 “Biological Balance Towards Life Sustainability”.

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Abstract

Cyanobacterial samples were collected from aquaculture ponds in Sarawak and Sabah. Strain belonging to Microcystis sp. were isolated and maintained in laboratory cultures. Mass cultures were performed and the cells were harvested in their late exponential phase of growth. Each strain was lypholized and extracted using methanol to get the crude extract. Five different concentrations were tested in brine shrimp assay and the extracts were toxic with a LC50 of less than 50 μg/ml within 24 hrs observation. Mouse bioassay was done via intraperitoneal injection of 1.0 ml of a lysate of toxin extract into ±20 g white mice. The preliminary screening of toxin extracts using brine shrimp and mouse bioassay indicates that the strains are potentially toxin producer species and subjected to further examine using high performance liquid chromatography method.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2014 02:27
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2014 02:27
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/1072

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