Both rotifers and cladocerans are strongly inhibited when cultured with this cyanobacterium or its endotoxin, anatoxin-a (Gilbert 1994; M.
In the experiments testing the effect of anatoxin-a on A.
For this reason, an experiment was conducted to determine if the highest concentration of anatoxin-a used (1 [[micro]gram]/mL) inhibited C.
The LC/MS/MS will also be used to measure Cylindrospermopsin and Anatoxin-a
in drinking water by EPA Method 545 in support of UCMR4.
The tests confirmed the presence of anatoxin-a, a toxic substance released by naturally occurring blue-green algae.
Jerry Heidel, director of the OSU lab, said anatoxin-a is a strong poison that can cause symptoms almost immediately, including muscle tremors, breathing difficulty and convulsions.