GreenWater Laboratories

Cyanobacteria & Algal Toxin Research

GreenWater Laboratories frequently conducts research in order to assist others in the field or to highlight some analysis techniques that have been implemented in the lab. When possible, we submit our work and methods for peer review to maintain a higher standard of quality and to provide credibility to our work. Below are links to published manuscripts where GreenWater was able contribute to a research project or develop a new approach.


Benthic periphyton from Pennsylvania, USA is a source for both hepatotoxins (microcystins/nodularin) and neurotoxins (anatoxin-a/homoanatoxin-a).

Benthic periphyton from Pennsylvania, USA is a source for both hepatotoxins (microcystins/nodularin) and neurotoxins (anatoxin-a/homoanatoxin-a

Foss A.J., Butt J., Aubel M.T. (Toxicon 2018)

Detection of cyanotoxins (microcystins/nodularins) in livers from estuarine and coastal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from Northeast Florida

Detection of cyanotoxins (microcystins/nodularins) in livers

Brown, A., Foss A., Miller M., Gibson Q.A. (Harmful Algae 2018)

Paralytic shellfish toxin producing Aphanizomenon gracile strains isolated from Lake Iznik,
Turkey


Paralytic shellfish toxin producing Aphanizomenon gracile strains isolated from Lake Iznik, Turkey

Yilmaz M, Foss A.J., Selwood A.I., Ozen M., Boundy, M. (Toxicon 2018)

Nodularin from benthic freshwater periphyton and implications for trophic transfer

Nodularin from benthic freshwater periphyton and implications for trophic transfer

Foss, A.J., Butt, J., Fuller, S., Cieslik, K., Aubel, M.T., Wertz, T.(Toxicon 2017)

Algal toxins and producers in the marine waters of Qatar, Arabian Gulf


Algal toxins and producers in the marine waters of Qatar, Arabian Gulf

Muftah A.A., Selwood A.I., Foss A.J., Al-Jabri H.M.S.J., Potts M., Yilmaz M. (Toxicon 2016)

Using the MMPB technique to confirm microcystin concentrations in water measured by ELISA and HPLC

Using the MMPB technique to confirm microcystin concentrations in water measured by ELISA and HPLC (UV, MS, MS/MS)

Foss A.J. & Aubel M.T. (Toxicon 2015)

The extraction and analysis of cylindrospermopsin from human serum and urine

The extraction and analysis of cylindrospermopsin from human serum and urine

Foss A.J. & Aubel M.T. (Toxicon 2013)

Acute liver and kidney failure in a dog following exposure to microcystins produced by Microcystis aeruginosa

Acute liver and kidney failure in a dog following exposure to microcystins produced by a <i>Microcystis aeruginosa</i>-dominated cyanobacterial freshwater harmful algal bloom in Milford Lake, Kansas

Van der Merwe D., Sebbag L., Nietfeld J., Aubel M.T., Foss A.J., Carney E. (J. of Vet. Diag. Invest. 2012)

Investigation of extraction and analysis techniques for Lyngbya wollei derived paralytic shellfish toxins.

Investigation of extraction and analysis techniques for Lyngbya wollei derived paralytic shellfish toxins.

Foss A.J., Phlips E.J., Aubel M.T., Szabo N.J. (Toxicon 2012)

Characterization of paralytic shellfish toxins from Lyngbya wollei dominated mats collected from two Florida springs

Characterization of paralytic shellfish toxins from <i>Lyngbya wollei</i> dominated mats collected from two Florida springs

Foss, A.J., Phlips, E.J., Yilmaz, M., Chapman, A. (Harmful Algae 2012)

Recreational exposure to microcystins during algal blooms in two California lakes

Recreational exposure to microcystins during algal blooms in two California lakes

L.C. Backer, S.V. McNeel, T. Barber, B. Kirkpatrick, C. Williams, M. Irvin, Y. Zhou, T.B. Johnson, K. Nierenberg, M. Aubel, R. LePrell, A. Chapman, A. Foss, S. Corum, V.R. Hill, S.M. Kieszak, Y.-S. Cheng, (Toxicon 2010)

Recreational Exposure to Low Concentrations of Microcystins During an Algal Bloom in a Small Lake

Recreational exposure to microcystins during algal blooms in two California lakes

L.C. Backer, W. Carmichael, B. Kirkpatrick, C. Williams, M. Irvin, Y. Zhou, T.B. Johnson, K. Nierenberg, V.R. Hill, S.M. Kieszak, Y.S. Cheng (Marine Drugs 2008)

Assessment of the Public Health Risk from Cyanobacteria and their Related Toxins in Surface Water of SJR

Assessment of the Public Health Risk from Cyanobacteria and their Related Toxins in Surface Water of the St. Johns River Utilized for Recreational Activities

Casamatta, D., Aubel, M., D'Aiuto, P., Chapman, A., Reich, A., Ketchen, S., Williams , C.(FDOH - 2006)

Blue-Green Algae in St. Johns River, FL

Blue-Green Algae in St. Johns River, FL

Aubel, M., D'Aiuto, P., Chapman, A., Casamatta, D., Reich, A., Ketchen, S., Williams , C. (Lakeline, 2006)

Identification of Cyanobacterial Toxins in Florida's Freshwater Systems

Identification of Cyanobacterial Toxins in Florida's Freshwater Systems

Williams, C., Aubel, M., Chapman, A., D'Aiuto, P. (Lake and Reservoir Management, 2007)

Toxin Producing Blue-Green Algae at Recreational Sites in the St. Johns River, Florida

Identification of Cyanobacterial Toxins in Florida's Freshwater Systems

Williams, C., Aubel, M., Chapman, A., D'Aiuto, P., Casamatta, D., Reich, A., Ketchen, S. (FDOH, 2006)


GreenWater Laboratories CyanoLab


The Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) and Algal Toxin Testing Lab

The following links provide our clients with a chain of custody (COC - analysis request form), information about our services, and general sampling instructions. Please call or email us if you have any questions and our experts will be happy to assist.

Chain of Custody
Form

Analysis Request Form - Algal toxins

Please fill out our Analysis Request Form and ship it with your sample(s). This will also serve as a chain of custody (COC).

Description of
Services

Description of Services

The linked document explains some of our services, including descriptions of the different types of analyses we conduct.

Sampling
Instructions

Sampling Instructions

The linked instructions include how to sample a bloom and how to package samples for shipment to our Lab. To order a sample kit, send us an email.

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