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Toxic or Not? Modeling Pseudo-nitzschia Consumption and Domoic Acid Cycling in Washington's Intertidal Bivalves

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Title Toxic or Not? Modeling Pseudo-nitzschia Consumption and Domoic Acid Cycling in Washington's Intertidal Bivalves
Creator Jennings, Eva Dusek
Subject bivalve; domoic acid; Pseudo-nitzschia; Puget Sound; Washington Fisheries and aquatic sciences Fisheries
Description The cosmopolitan diatom genus Pseudo-nitzschia includes a number of species that are capable of producing the neurotoxin domoic acid (DA). When blooms of toxin-producing Pseudo-nitzschia are advected over intertidal shellfish beds, suspension-feeding clams, including mussels and oysters, feed on the diatom and bio-accumulate DA in their soft tissues. This results in a potential threat for humans, marine mammals, and sea birds that consume DA-tainted clams. On the outer coast of Washington... Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Washington, 2012
Contributor Simenstad, Charles A
Date 2013-02-25T17:59:17Z 2013-08-25T11:05:49Z 2013-02-25 2012
Type Thesis
Format application/pdf
Identifier Jennings_washington_0250E_10749.pdf http://hdl.handle.net/1773/21968
Language en_US

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