Lake Michigan

Understanding the distribution and presence of different cyanotoxins in Ontario waters

Cyanobacteria, algae that form on the surface of nutrient-rich waters, can produce an array of toxins. Accurately measuring these toxins in waterbodies is crucial because they can pose risks to human health and other biological communities. Unfortunately, monitoring and research of these toxins has focused almost exclusively on one particular compound—microcystins. Cyanobacteria, however, can also

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    University of Windsor
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    Windsor, Ontario, N9C 1A2
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