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HAB Study Confirms Alexandrium in Alaska, Develops Global Test Method
Description: In an effort to provide forecasting and detection products that empower communities to take action on HAB issues, a new publication documents the presence of Alexandrium fundyense and A. ostenfeldii in Alaska and describes the development of quantitative PCR (qPCR) assays for these species. Alexandrium species are responsible for causing paralytic shellfish poisoning. The qPCR assays will be useful for diagnosing times of high PSP risk and identifying environmental variables that initiate Alexandrium blooms in Alaska. [Source: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science]
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Source: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Publish Date: 4/14/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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