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New Species of Toxic Algae Could Be Responsible for Cases of Ciguatera in Canary Islands

A new species of toxic microalgae, which produces ciguatoxins, has been discovered by researchers at Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) in the Canary Islands. This is the first one that has been described in Spain and is probably responsible for the cases of ciguatera that have been recorded in Canary Islands.

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Journal article: "Gambierdiscus excentricus sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), a benthic toxic dinoflagellate from the Canary Islands (NE Atlantic Ocean)" (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1568988311000795)
 
 

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