Toxic cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in European waters - recent progress achieved through the CYANOCOST action and challenges for further research

Jussi Meriluoto*, Ludek Blaha, Gorenka Bojadzija, Myriam Bormans, Luc Brient, Geoffrey A. Codd, Damjana Drobac, Elisabeth J. Faassen, Jutta Fastner, Anastasia Hiskia, Bastiaan W. Ibelings, Triantafyllos Kaloudis, Mikolaj Kokocinski, Rainer Kurmayer, Dijana Pantelić, Antonio Quesada, Nico Salmaso, Nada Tokodi, Theodoros M. Triantis, Petra M. VisserZorica Svirčev

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Abstract

This review aims to summarise the outcomes of some recent European research concerning toxic cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins, with an emphasis on developments within the framework of the CYANOCOST Action: COST Action ES1105, Cyanobacterial Blooms and Toxins in Water Resources: Occurrence, Impacts and Management. Highlights of the Action include phycological and ecological studies, development of advanced techniques for cyanotoxin analysis, elucidation of cyanotoxin modes of action, management techniques to reduce cyanobacterial mass development, and research on methods and practices for cyanotoxin removal during drinking water treatment. The authors have identified a number of gaps in knowledge. Proposed directions for future research on toxic cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvances in Oceanography and Limnology
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2017

Keywords

  • Cyanobacteria
  • Cyanotoxins
  • Europe
  • Gaps of knowledge
  • Trends

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