Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 145, Issue 1–3, pp 75–79 | Cite as

Seasonal variations in microcystin concentrations in Lake Taihu, China

  • Qiujin Xu
  • Weimin Chen
  • Guang Gao


An enzyme-limited immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to monitor spatial and temporal variation of microcystins (MCs) in Lake Taihu. MC concentrations were higher in summer and autumn than in other seasons. Maximal MC concentration was 15.6 μg L−1. Compared to central Lake Taihu and Wuli Bay, Meiliang Bay had higher MC concentrations due to high biomass of Microcystis.


Lake Taihu Eutrophication Microcystins Enzyme-limited immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lake Research CenterChinese Research Academy of Environmental SciencesBeijing Anwai BeiyuanChina
  2. 2.Nanjing Institute of Geography & LimnologyChinese Academy of ScienceNanjingChina

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