• Hanbook of cyanobacterial monitoring and cyanotoxin analysis

This handbook in concise way present data on ecology of this group, structure and mechanisms of toxicity of the well-known as well not fully recognize cyanotoxins and rules associated with monitoring of cyanobacateria blooms. Moreover this handbook provides 29 standard operating procedures (SOPs) which include detailed instructions to enable the methods to be used for environmental sampling, examination and quantification of cyanotoxins . Additionally separated chapters are focused on invasive cyanobacteria, their expansion and new methods of toxicity assessment based on bioassay and occurrence of cyanobacteria using photosynthetic pigments. This handbook is dedicated to different institutions related to cyanobacterial and cyanotoxins risk management, toxicity examination and aquatic ecosystems protection.





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