Still challenging: the ecological function of the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin – What we know so far

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Microcystins (MCs) are the most commonly studied cyanotoxins. While these past studies have mainly focused on the toxicity of MCs, the evolutionary history of life has shown that toxicity can be considered as an assigned role to MCs. Nowadays, there is a growing interest in understanding the importance of cyanotoxins in any of the physiological processes or beyond at the ecological level. This review evaluates variously proposed intracellular and extracellular functions of MCs and how they benefit the producing cyanobacterium. However, the strain-specific and divergent laboratory and field results obtained to date have made it difficult to generalize.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiToxin Reviews
Vuosikerta37
Numero2
Sivut87-105
Sivumäärä19
ISSN1556-9543
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 22 toukokuuta 2017
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä

Tieteenalat

  • 1181 Ekologia, evoluutiobiologia
  • 1182 Biokemia, solu- ja molekyylibiologia

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Still challenging : the ecological function of the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin – What we know so far. / Omidi, Azam; Esterhuizen-Londt, Maranda; Pflugmacher, Stephan.

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