Biodegradation of Cyanobacterial Toxins

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  • Sonja Nybom
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Water is an essential natural resource, necessary for drinking, agriculture and industrial activities, and providing the human population with safe drinking water is one of the most important issues in public health. Cyanobacteria produce toxins that may present a hazard for drinking water safety. These toxins are structurally diverse and their effects range from liver damage, including liver cancer, to neurotoxicity. Toxic cyanobacteria have been reported in lakes and reservoirs around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has set a provisional drinking water guideline of 1 μg/L for microcystin-LR, one of the most commonly occurring cyanotoxin worldwide [1].

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تاریخ انتشار 2013