DEVELOPMENT OF INSTRUMENTAL ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF SAXITOXIN AND TETRODOTOXIN IN WATER AND SOIL

Authors
  1. Blay, P.
  2. Boyd, R.K.
  3. Kelly, J.
  4. Locke, S.
  5. Pleasance, S.
  6. and others
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);National Research Council of Canada, Halifax NS (CAN) Inst for Marine Biosciences;National Research Council of Canada, Halifax NS (CAN)
Abstract
The present document represents report on work done at IMB on techniques for trace analysis of these highly polar, thermally labile toxins, on the stability of STX and other PSP toxins in solution, and on experiments done on analysis of STX and TTX which had been spiked intosoil samples. STX is the best known of the PSP toxin family, and is the only member of the family mentioned explicitly in the formal agreement with DND. However, it is the opinion at IMB that, since the PSP toxins are produced naturally as mixtures whose composition varies with the source, the interests of DND are best served by methods which can verify all of the PSP toxins as well as TTX. This approach coincides with that necessary for monitoring cultured shellfish, which become contaminated with PSP toxins via their consumption of the particular phytoplankton species which are the primary producers of the PSP toxins.
Report Number
DRES-CR-40-92;NRCC-33779 — Contract Report
Date of publication
15 Apr 1992
Number of Pages
89
DSTKIM No
93-00127
CANDIS No
127613
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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