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Agar Plating The Benthic Dinoflagellate genus Gambierdiscus

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2016
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Gambierdiscus, a benthic dinoflagellate, is known to produce a toxin, ciguatoxin, which causes seafood poisoning in human populations around the planet called ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP). Ciguatoxin is believed to be a toxin that bioaccumulates and biomagnifies from lower trophic level grazers, however, food web interactions from these organisms are relatively unknown. Small scale grazing experiments can be conducted using agar plating of Gambierdiscus cells with the addition of herbivorous grazers, such as copepods, snails, or small crustaceans. There have been few studies agar plating techniques with Gambierdiscus leaving a gap in knowledge. In this experiment, two Gambierdiscus species are to be used, G. caribeaus and G. silvae, in agar plating techniques to determine the most productive technique.
Title: Agar Plating The Benthic Dinoflagellate genus Gambierdiscus.
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Name(s): Elmore, Jesse, author
STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium
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Date Issued: 2016
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Language(s): English
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Abstract/Description: Gambierdiscus, a benthic dinoflagellate, is known to produce a toxin, ciguatoxin, which causes seafood poisoning in human populations around the planet called ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP). Ciguatoxin is believed to be a toxin that bioaccumulates and biomagnifies from lower trophic level grazers, however, food web interactions from these organisms are relatively unknown. Small scale grazing experiments can be conducted using agar plating of Gambierdiscus cells with the addition of herbivorous grazers, such as copepods, snails, or small crustaceans. There have been few studies agar plating techniques with Gambierdiscus leaving a gap in knowledge. In this experiment, two Gambierdiscus species are to be used, G. caribeaus and G. silvae, in agar plating techniques to determine the most productive technique.
Identifier: fgcu_UGR_0029 (IID)
Note(s): Poster from the 2016 STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium. Research Mentor: Dr. Michael Parsons.
Subject(s): Agar
Dinoflagellate
Gambierdiscus
Algae.
Ciguatera
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