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Biosecurity monitoring of Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) species in Western Australian waters: first confirmed record of Alexandrium catenella (Dinophyceae)

Dias, J., Muñoz, Julieta, Huisman, J. and McDonald, Justin (2015) Biosecurity monitoring of Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) species in Western Australian waters: first confirmed record of Alexandrium catenella (Dinophyceae). BioInvasions Records, 4 (4). pp. 233-241.

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Abstract

The Australian National System for the Prevention and Management of Introduced Marine Pest Incursions has identified seven Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) toxic dinoflagellate species as target species of concern. Alexandrium minutum Halim, 1960, and Alexandrium cf. tamarense (Lebour) Balech, 1995, are currently known to occur in south-western estuaries and coastal waters but with no documented impact on the seafood industry or human health. Monitoring of these species is challenging, time-consuming, expensive, and often relies on traditional morphotaxonomy. This reports the first confirmed detection of another HAB species, Alexandrium catenella (Whedon and Kofoid) Balech, 1995, in Western Australia (WA), using both microscopic and molecular methods. The confirmed detection of A. catenella (A. pacificum Group IV genotype) in WA hopefully will motivate discussion about better monitoring and control of toxic HAB species.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre
Copyright: © 2015 The Author(s).
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/36452
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