Water Luncheon Seminar

Removing microcystins from our water, a study to identify toxin-degrading bacteria in Ohio lakes

Xiaozhen Mou, Associate Professor; Department of Biological Studies, Kent State University;

WHEN: October 15, 2014;  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE: Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Heffner Building, Columbus, OH (map)

An increasing number of freshwater lakes in Ohio and worldwide are invaded by cyanobacterial harmful blooms (CyanoHABs). One important harmful effect of CyanoHABs is the production and releasing of dangerous doses of cyanotoxins, mainly microcystins. Microcystins are highly hepatotoxic and have been reported to cause acute and chronic liver cell damage in livestock and human.  See full abstract here.


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