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Neurotoxic cyanotoxins prevalent in eastern Australian freshwater systems

Scientists have confirmed the presence of an amino acid, BMAA, thought to be associated with a higher incidence of neurodegenerative disease, in eastern Australian freshwater systems, and have identified some of the cyanobacterial species responsible for its production.  Detectable levels of BMAA were found in 89% of samples examined, with some samples containing the highest levels ever recorded.  Read more...
 

 

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