Istituto di Scienze Marine     
Accoroni S., Romagnoli T., Colombo F., Pennesi C., Di Camillo C., Marini M., Battocchi C., Ciminiello P., Dell'Aversano C., Dello Iacovo E., Fattorusso E., Tartaglione L., Penna A., Totti C. Ostreopsis cf. ovata bloom in the northern Adriatic Sea during summer 2009: Ecology, molecular characterization and toxin profile. In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 62 pp. 2512 - 2519. Elsevier Ltd, 2011.
Intense blooms of the benthic dinoflagellate Ostreopsis cf. ovata have occurred in the northern Adriatic Sea since 2006. These blooms are associated with noxious effects on human health and with the mortality of benthic organisms because of the production of palytoxin-like compounds. The O. cf. ovata bloom and its relationships with nutrient concentrations at two stations on the Conero Riviera (northern Adriatic Sea) were investigated in the summer of 2009. O. cf. ovata developed from August to November, with the highest abundances in September (1.3  106 cells g1 fw corresponding to 63.8  103 cells cm2). The presence of the single O. cf. ovata genotype was confirmed by a PCR assay. Bloom developed when the seawater temperature was decreasing. Nutrient concentrations did not seem to affect bloom dynamics. Toxin analysis performed by high resolution liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry revealed a high total toxin content (up to 75 pg cell1), including putative palytoxin and all the ovatoxins known so far.
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.08.003
Subject Adriatic Sea
Ostreopsis cf. ovata
benthic dinoflagellates

Icona documento 1) Download Document PDF

Icona documento Open access Icona documento Restricted Icona documento Private


Per ulteriori informazioni, contattare: Librarian http://puma.isti.cnr.it

Valid HTML 4.0 Transitional