Study on morphology, growth physiology of alexandrium and transformation of psp toxins in benthic clam, polymesoda similis

Priscilla Simba, anak Daniel Ngilek (2008) Study on morphology, growth physiology of alexandrium and transformation of psp toxins in benthic clam, polymesoda similis. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS).

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Abstract

A morphology, growth physiology and toxicity study was carried out on five clonal culture of Alexandrium species i.e. A minutum, A. tamarense, A. leei, A. affine and A. tamiyavanichii. These species were originally established from various coastal and estuarine waters in Peninsula Malaysia. The clam, Polymesoda similis that was fed with toxic A. minutum, had four types of gonyautoxins in its gut tissues when analysed by HPLC. Results showed that toxin accumulated very slowly in clam but tissue and it took a long period of time to depurate the toxins.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clams, Clam culture, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 06:59
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 06:59
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/16232

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