blue-green algae

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Synonyms for blue-green algae

predominantly photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms containing a blue pigment in addition to chlorophyll

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If people swallow any water infected with blue-green algae, it can cause rashes and illness including eye irritation, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and muscle and joint pain.
Wiz kids' robotics company sets sights on blue-green algae
Clawson said that cell counts for blue-green algae in Texoma, which the agency is now monitoring, are sometimes elevated, but "microcystin occurrence has been relatively low.
Blue-green algae occur naturally and can be dangerous to humans and animals.
This is due to prevalence of blue-green algae and the impact that this may have on your safety in the water.
A team of American scientists believe the blue-green algae, commonly found in lakes and ponds, produced toxins that overwhelmed the giant reptiles.
For example, spirulina is sourced from the blue-green algae plant of the same name; caramel is a brownish color produced through heat-treatment of corn syrup or sugar; and riboflavin is an orange-yellow compound in the vitamin B complex that naturally occurs in foods such as vegetables and milk.
The advisor for head of study and research center of the IRI Fishery Organization told that, Iran performed a research project in which it could cultivate green and blue-green Algae, by indigenous technology.
Reprinted article from Vermont Department of Health Website Call 1-800-439-8550 to Report a Blue-Green Algae Bloom
In Qingdao officials have ordered an all out push to clear the blue-green algae outbreak, but have warned it could take at least two weeks to remove the heavy vegetation.
Quebec's Premier Jean Charest and environment minister Line Beauchamp announced Quebec will move to limit and ban phosphates in dishwashing detergent to combat a blue-green algae problem.
Virulent toxic blue-green algae blooms--thick, pea soup-looking growths that permeate northern regions of the lake--have become routine occurrences during summer months.
This statement comes after outbreaks of blue-green algae in Taihu, Chaohu and Dianchi, three of China's largest lakes.
The system is built on the combination of the agglomeration techniques used in water treatment plants with the company's commercial superconducting electromagnetic separation technology to purify blue-green algae and other phytoplankton.
Odoriferous blue-green algae known as Anabaena have invaded the water system.