Toxicity of the yellow puffer fish Xenopterus naritus from Sungai Saribas, Sarawak

Othman, Bojo and A. Rahim, Khairul Adha and Samsur, Mohamad and M.L., Shabdin and Nyanti, Lee and Norhadi, Ismail and Po Teen, Lim (2014) Toxicity of the yellow puffer fish Xenopterus naritus from Sungai Saribas, Sarawak. [Magazine and Newsletter] (Submitted)

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Abstract

Despite common fish poisoning, puffer fish is still considered as a delicacy in Japan and China. Most of the poisoning cases occur after consuming marine puffer fish species. The principle toxin exists in puffer fish is known as tetradotoxin (TTX). In freshwater puffer fish species, paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) have also been detected besides the TTX. Studies have shown that the highest toxin content was found in the skin, followed by gonad, muscle, liver and intestine.

Item Type: Magazine and Newsletter
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
Uncontrolled Keywords: Toxicity, yellow puffer fish, Xenopterus naritus, Sungai Saribas, fish poisoning, tetradotoxin (TTX), paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs), 2014, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, universiti, university, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, undergraduate, research
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: 08 May 2014 07:47
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 03:10
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/2384

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