Pilotto, Louis; Hobson, Peter; Burch, Michael; Ranmuthugala, Geethanjali; Attewell, Robyn; Weightman, Warren
Objective: To assess the skin irritant potential of a range of laboratory grown cyanobacterial species using skin-patch testing on human volunteers. Methods: Cell suspensions and extracts of cyanobacterial cultures of Microcystis aeruginosa (non-toxic strain), Anabaena circinalis and Nodularia spumigena were applied to 64 volunteers in one trial, and Microcystis aeruginosa (toxic strain), Apanocapsa incerta and Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii were applied to 50 volunteers in a second trial. Six...[Show more]
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