Literature Review of the Microalga Prymnesium parvum and its Associated Toxicity
Sean Watson, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, August 2001
Table of Contents
- Background Biology and Diagnostic Features
- Global Occurrence of Fish Kills
- Occurrence of Fish Kills in Texas
- Environmental Requirements
- Toxin Characteristics
- Successful and Possible Control Methods
- Conclusion and Areas of Further Research
- Literature Cited
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