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Field methods in the study of toxic cyanobacterial blooms: results and insights from Lake Erie research.
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2008; 619:501-12.AE

Abstract

Sound field methodologies are an essential prerequisite in the development of a basic understanding of toxic cyanobacteria blooms. Sample collection, on-site processing, storage and transportation, and subsequent analysis and documentation are all critically dependent on a sound field program that allows the researcher to construct, with minimal uncertainty, linkages between bloom events and cyanotoxin production with the ecology of the studied system. Since 1999, we have collected samples in Lake Erie as part of the MELEE (Microbial Ecology of the Lake Erie Ecosystem) and MERHAB-LGL (Monitoring Event Responses for Harmful Algal Blooms in the Lower Great Lakes) research programs to develop appropriate tools and refine methods necessary to characterize the ecology of the reoccurring cyanobacterial blooms in the systems. Satellite imagery, large ship expeditions, classical and novel molecular tools have been combined to provide insight into both the cyanobacteria responsible for these events as well as into some of the environmental cues that may facilitate the formation of toxic blooms. This information, as well new directions in cyano-specific monitoring will be presented to highlight needs for field program monitoring and/or researching toxic freshwater cyanobacteria.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Microbiology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA. wilhelm@utk.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18461781

Citation

Wilhelm, Steven W.. "Field Methods in the Study of Toxic Cyanobacterial Blooms: Results and Insights From Lake Erie Research." Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 619, 2008, pp. 501-12.
Wilhelm SW. Field methods in the study of toxic cyanobacterial blooms: results and insights from Lake Erie research. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2008;619:501-12.
Wilhelm, S. W. (2008). Field methods in the study of toxic cyanobacterial blooms: results and insights from Lake Erie research. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 619, 501-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-75865-7_22
Wilhelm SW. Field Methods in the Study of Toxic Cyanobacterial Blooms: Results and Insights From Lake Erie Research. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2008;619:501-12. PubMed PMID: 18461781.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Field methods in the study of toxic cyanobacterial blooms: results and insights from Lake Erie research. A1 - Wilhelm,Steven W, PY - 2008/5/9/pubmed PY - 2008/6/19/medline PY - 2008/5/9/entrez SP - 501 EP - 12 JF - Advances in experimental medicine and biology JO - Adv Exp Med Biol VL - 619 N2 - Sound field methodologies are an essential prerequisite in the development of a basic understanding of toxic cyanobacteria blooms. Sample collection, on-site processing, storage and transportation, and subsequent analysis and documentation are all critically dependent on a sound field program that allows the researcher to construct, with minimal uncertainty, linkages between bloom events and cyanotoxin production with the ecology of the studied system. Since 1999, we have collected samples in Lake Erie as part of the MELEE (Microbial Ecology of the Lake Erie Ecosystem) and MERHAB-LGL (Monitoring Event Responses for Harmful Algal Blooms in the Lower Great Lakes) research programs to develop appropriate tools and refine methods necessary to characterize the ecology of the reoccurring cyanobacterial blooms in the systems. Satellite imagery, large ship expeditions, classical and novel molecular tools have been combined to provide insight into both the cyanobacteria responsible for these events as well as into some of the environmental cues that may facilitate the formation of toxic blooms. This information, as well new directions in cyano-specific monitoring will be presented to highlight needs for field program monitoring and/or researching toxic freshwater cyanobacteria. SN - 0065-2598 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18461781/Field_methods_in_the_study_of_toxic_cyanobacterial_blooms:_results_and_insights_from_Lake_Erie_research_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-75865-7_22 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -