biotoxin


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bi·o·tox·in

 (bī′ō-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
A toxin produced by a living organism.

biotoxin

(ˈbaɪəʊˌtɒksɪn)
n
(Biology) a toxic substance produced by a living organism
Translations
biotoxine
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The purpose of the marine biotoxin monitoring programme is to determine the risk of shellfish growing in commercial harvesting areas becoming contaminated with biotoxins at concentrations that could lead to illness.
Still, despite the promise that emergent technologies hold for scientists and coastal managers, everyday beachgoers and boaters with their eyes on the water still play an important role in HAB monitoring, says Vera Trainer, manager of the Marine Biotoxin Program at NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center.
Similar warnings were issued on the WDOH biotoxin hotline and online maps of shellfish harvest areas (www.
29) Suppose that a scientist, who has no interest in actually producing an especially virulent biotoxin, wants purely out of intellectual curiosity to figure out the process for doing so.
Our public health monitoring program is one of the many groups that can benefit directly from the ESP technology and ability to provide an early warning of impending bloom activity and toxicity," said Gregg Langlois, director of the state of California's Marine Biotoxin Monitoring Program.
Scientists and their students undertook thousands of measurements at sea and conducted experiments onboard research vessels and in their laboratories to better understand the factors that initiate and sustain the growth of this toxic alga and determine why it produces a deadly biotoxin.
Instead she went into retail, and over the years has worked for a variety of organisations including the Institute of Environmental Science and Research's marine biotoxin and public health laboratories in Porirua, eventually moving into the finance industry as a broker.
We used to feel like we were operating in the dark, without any awareness of what a season might bring," said Darcie Couture, director of Biotoxin Monitoring for the Maine Department of Marine Resources.
Editorial will focus on "important" new scientific and technological findings in such fields as fiber optics, sonar, thermal, electromagnetic, biotoxin and chemical sensors.
A preliminary test indicated the powder might be a biotoxin, a fire department spokeswoman said.
Clams are occasionally affected by biotoxins such as paralytic shellfish poisoning; always call the California Department of Health Services biotoxin hotline (800/553-4133) before heading out.
The biotoxin primer is just one part of the publication, prepared by the Office of Law Enforcement Standards within the National Institute of Standards and Technology to help policemen, emergency medical technicians, firemen, and other first responders to identify biological threats and detection methods.