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Dinoflagellates: ecological approaches and spatial distributions in Malaysia waters

Hamdan, Nurul Ashima and Abu Hassan, Muhamad Shafiq and Mohammad Noor, Normawaty and Abd Hamid, Shafida and Muhamad Bunnori, Noraslinda (2017) Dinoflagellates: ecological approaches and spatial distributions in Malaysia waters. Journal of Oceanography and Marine Research, 5 (3). 1000164-1-7. ISSN 2572-3103

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Dinoflagellates are microscopic planktonic organisms that lead up the food chain in aquatic ecosystems. The naturally occurring phenomenon of Dinoflagellates blooming at the water surface brings detrimental effects to the economy as well as the environmental health of the affected ecosystem. Different types of dinoflagellates require different approaches in monitoring the excessive growth phenomenon. Identifying the vicinity of targeted species like environmental conditions is beneficial to overcome the blooming event. The tropical warm water of Malaysia eventually promotes the proliferation of harmful microalgae. Fish killings and human intoxication case reported in Malaysia to be precise are noteworthy effects brought by massive growth of Dinoflagellates. Shellfish poisonings are the silent killer to human as the outbreaks of harmful algae are obscured. Intoxication from Dinoflagellates may bring to death without prior notice. This paper provides information on Dinoflagellates growth mechanism and action potential induced by the toxins which are efficacious for mitigation and treatment purposes. Monitoring the pattern of blooming is a practical approach as no solid solution to the sudden outbreak has yet been clarified.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6635/59765
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dinoflagellates; Harmful algal blooming; Shellfish poisonings; Fish killing; Malaysia
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Chemistry
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Marine Science
Depositing User: Dr. Noraslinda Muhamad Bunnori
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2017 12:33
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 12:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59765

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