First report of the benthic dinoflagellate, Gambierdiscus belizeanus (Gonyaulacales

Dinophyceae) for the east coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Chui Pin Leaw, Po Teen Lim, Toh Hii Tan, Tuan Nurhariani Tuan-Halim, Kok Wah Cheng, Boon Koon Ng, Gires Usup

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Abstract

Species of the genus Gambierdiscus Adachi & Fukuyo, in particular G. toxicus Adachi & Fukuyo are known producers of neurotoxins associated with ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP). In this study live samples were collected from seaweed beds of the east coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo and a strain of Gambierdiscus was isolated and cultured. Examination of the thecal fine morphology was undertaken using light, epifluorescence, and scanning electron microscopy. Observed morphological features and their associated morphometric information enabled identification to Gambierdiscus belizeanus Faust. This represents the first report for the occurrence of G. belizeanus in the Asia Pacific region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalPhycological Research
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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Keywords

  • Asia pacific
  • Benthic dinoflagellate
  • Gambierdiscus belizeanus
  • Malaysia
  • Morphology

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Physiology

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First report of the benthic dinoflagellate, Gambierdiscus belizeanus (Gonyaulacales : Dinophyceae) for the east coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. / Leaw, Chui Pin; Lim, Po Teen; Tan, Toh Hii; Tuan-Halim, Tuan Nurhariani; Cheng, Kok Wah; Ng, Boon Koon; Usup, Gires.

In: Phycological Research, Vol. 59, No. 3, 07.2011, p. 143-146.

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Leaw, Chui Pin ; Lim, Po Teen ; Tan, Toh Hii ; Tuan-Halim, Tuan Nurhariani ; Cheng, Kok Wah ; Ng, Boon Koon ; Usup, Gires. / First report of the benthic dinoflagellate, Gambierdiscus belizeanus (Gonyaulacales : Dinophyceae) for the east coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. In: Phycological Research. 2011 ; Vol. 59, No. 3. pp. 143-146.
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