anatoxin

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anatoxin

(ˌænəˈtɒksɪn)
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a bacterial toxin that has been weakened for use in inoculationsa deadly neurotoxin produced by a species of cyanobacteria and found in both marine and freshwater environments
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Noun1.anatoxin - a bacterial toxin that has been weakened until it is no longer toxic but is strong enough to induce the formation of antibodies and immunity to the specific disease caused by the toxin; "diphtheria toxoid"
bacterial toxin - any endotoxin or exotoxin formed in or elaborated by bacterial cells
antigen - any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
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Additionally, the EPA has released a pre-publication copy of its proposed Fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR4) which includes both individual cyanotoxins such as cylindrospermopsin, anatoxin-A, microcystin-LR and nodularin, and also total MCs in aggregate.
Specific toxins that may be released are discussed, including nodularin, microcystins, anatoxin-a, cylindrospermopsin, and saxitoxins, followed by regulations applying to drinking water, recreational water, and nutrient levels.
On Monday, city officials said the tests had come back negative for the presence of microcystin and anatoxin-a, two toxins known to be produced by the species of algae in question.
raciborskii and anatoxin-a production, develop a rapid method for preparing cyanobacterial samples, and adapt conventional PCR assays to real-time PCR.