Diarrhea Toxin Obtained from a Waterbloom-Producing Species, Microcystis aeruginosa Kutzing

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Science  22 Mar 1974:
Vol. 183, Issue 4130, pp. 1206-1207
DOI: 10.1126/science.183.4130.1206


A diarrhea-producing toxin from a blue-green alga, Microcystis aeruginosa Kützing, was obtained from standing laboratory cultures. The non-dialyzable fraction of the lysate from whole cells produced fluid accumulation in the ligated small intestinal loops in guinea pigs.