Algal Toxins: Nature, Occurrence, Effect and Detection

  • Valtere Evangelista
  • Laura Barsanti
  • Anna Maria Frassanito
  • Vincenzo Passarelli
  • Paolo Gualtieri
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Laura Barsanti, Primo Coltelli, Valtere Evangelista, Anna Maria Frassanito, Vincenzo Passarelli, Nicoletta Vesentini et al.
    Pages 1-15
  3. Annalisa Zaccaroni, Dino Scaravelli
    Pages 45-89
  4. Annalisa Zaccaroni, Dino Scaravelli
    Pages 91-158
  5. Edna Granéli, Paulo S. Salomon, Giovana O. Fistarol
    Pages 159-178
  6. Roberta Congestri, Simona Polizzano, Patrizia Albertano
    Pages 197-210
  7. Aimar Rakko, Reet Laugaste, Ingmar Ott
    Pages 211-220
  8. Lydia A. Sirenko, Tetiana V. Parshykova
    Pages 235-245
  9. Sonja Diercks, Katja Metfies, Friedhelm Schröder, Linda K. Medlin, Franciscus Colijn
    Pages 285-299
  10. Patrizia Albertano, Roberta Congestri, Laura Micheli, Danila Moscone, Giuseppe Palleschi
    Pages 301-310
  11. Galyna Gayda, Olha Demkiv, Mykhailo Gonchar, Solomiya Paryzhak, Wolfgang Schuhmann
    Pages 311-333
  12. Andrea Scozzari
    Pages 335-351
  13. Laura Barsanti, Primo Coltelli, Valtere Evangelista, Anna Maria Frassanito, Vincenzo Passarelli, Nicoletta Vesentini et al.
    Pages 353-391
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 393-399

About these proceedings


This volume contains the lectures and seminars given at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on “Sensor Systems for Biological Threads: The Algal Toxins Case”, held in Pisa, Italy in October, 2007. The Institute was sponsored and funded by the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO. It is my pleasant duty to thank this institution. This ASI offered updated information on how far the research on algal toxins has gone in the exploration of structures, biosynthesis and regulation of toxins, and the development of technology for bio-monitoring these c- pounds. Algae can form heavy growths in ponds, lakes, reservoirs and sl- moving rivers throughout the world; algae can house toxins which are - ually released into water when the cells rupture or die. Hundreds of toxins have been identified so far. Detection methods, including rapid screening, have been developed to help us learning more about them, especially to find out which toxins are a real threat for people and what conditions encourage their production and accumulation. Early detection of algal toxins is an - portant aspect for public safety and natural environment, and significant efforts are underway to develop effective and reliable tools that can be used for this purpose.


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  • Valtere Evangelista
    • 1
  • Laura Barsanti
    • 1
  • Anna Maria Frassanito
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Passarelli
    • 1
  • Paolo Gualtieri
    • 1
  1. 1.CNR Institute of BiophysicsPisaItaly

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