Toxic algae and other marine biota: detection, mitigation, prevention and effects on the food industry

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dc.contributor.author McCollough, Bianca
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-14T13:08:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-14T13:08:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/32490
dc.description.abstract Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) including Cyanobacteria and other toxic marine biota are responsible for similar harmful effects on human health, food safety, ecosystem maintenance, economic losses and liability issues for aquaculture farms as well as the food industry. Detection, monitoring and mitigation are all key factors in decreasing the deleterious effects of these toxic algal blooms. Harmful algal blooms can manifest toxic effects on a number of facets of animal physiology, elicit noxious taste and odor events and cause mass fish as well as animal kills. Such blooms can adversely impact the perception of the efficacy and safety of the food industry, water utilities, the quality of aquaculture and land farming products, as well as cause ripple effects experienced by coastal communities. HABs can adversely impact coastal areas and other areas reliant on local aquatic ecosystems through the loss of revenues experienced by local restaurants, food manufacturers as well as seafood harvesting/processing plants; loss of tourism revenue, decreased property values and a fundamental shift in the lives of those that are reliant upon those industries for their quality of life. This paper discusses Cyanobacteria, macroalgae, HABs, Cyanobacteria toxins, mitigation of HAB populations and their products as well as the ramifications this burgeoning threat to aquatic/ landlocked communities including challenges these toxic algae pose to the field of food science and the economy. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Cyanobacteria en_US
dc.subject Algal Toxin
dc.subject Food Protection
dc.subject Cyanotoxin
dc.subject Domoic Acid
dc.title Toxic algae and other marine biota: detection, mitigation, prevention and effects on the food industry en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Food Science Institute en_US
dc.description.advisor Curtis Kastner en_US
dc.date.published 2016 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


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