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The rise of potentially toxin producing cyanobacteria in Lake Naivasha, Great African Rift Valley, Kenya
Lake Naivasha, an important inland water ecosystem and a crucial freshwater resource in the Great African Rift Valley, has displayed clear signals of degradation in recent decades. We studied the phytoplankton composition ...
Amino acid neurotoxins in feathers of the Lesser Flamingo, Phoeniconaias minor
The Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) is known to use cyanobacteria (primarily Arthrospira) as a major food source in the East African Rift Valley lakes. Periodically, mass mortalities have occurred, associated with ...
Analysis of the cyanotoxins anatoxin-a and microcystins in Lesser Flamingo feathers.
(Taylor & Francis, 2006)
Feathers from carcasses of the Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor), which had died after ingesting cyanobacterial toxins (cyanotoxins) contained between 0.02 and 30.0 µg microcystin-LR equivalents per gram of feather ...
Molecular detection of uncultured cyanobacteria and aminotransferase domains for cyanotoxin production in sediments of different Kenyan lakes
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2009-04-15)
PCR-based denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) analysis of 16S rRNA gene fragments was used to identify the cyanobacterial phylotypes in sediments and plankton of saline–alkaline and freshwater lakes of Kenya. ...
Toxic cyanobacteria and their toxins in standing waters of Kenya: implications for water resource use
Phytoplankton biodiversity studies in Kenya's standing waters were carried out between 2001 and 2003. Toxin producing cyanobacteria were recorded in twelve water bodies. Microcystis and Anabaena were the most common species ...