Cyanobacterial (Blue-Green Algae) Toxins

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

8 Scopus citations


Life-threatening diseases emerging from both short-term and chronic exposure to toxins via water have largely been ignored. Toxic cyanobacterial blooms are an emerging issue worldwide, particularly in developing countries, because of increasing amounts of nutrient pollutants in surface waters and warmer weather patterns. The increasing number of cyanobacteria-infested surface waters used for drinking, irrigation, and recreation water constitute a potential risk to public health, domestic animals, and wildlife. Proliferations of cyanobacteria can produce hepatotoxins, neurotoxins, and cytotoxins. Microcystins, anatoxin-a, and anatoxin-a(s) are most commonly associated with fatal poisoning of domestic animals and wildlife.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVeterinary Toxicology
Subtitle of host publicationBasic and Clinical Principles: Third Edition
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780128114100
StatePublished - Mar 5 2018


  • Blue-green algae
  • Cyanobacterial toxins
  • Veterinary toxicology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Cyanobacterial (Blue-Green Algae) Toxins'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this