Harmful Algae 2022 06 5;115:102230. Epub 2022 Apr 5.
Laboratory of Aquatic Environmental Science (LAQUES), Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Science, Kochi University, 200 Otsu, Monobe, Nankoku, Kochi 783-8502, Japan; The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University, 3-5-7 Tarumi, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-8566, Japan. Electronic address:
The genus Gambierdiscus is a marine benthic/epiphytic dinoflagellate that has been investigated worldwide as the causative agent of ciguatera poisoning (CP). In Japan, CP occurs mainly in the subtropical region and sporadically in the temperate region. To understand the mechanism of CP outbreaks in the coastal regions, identifying the species of Gambierdiscus occurring in the regions and determining their toxicity and growth characteristics, such as growth responses to temperature, salinity, and light intensity, are important. Read More