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Influence of Biotope and Biotic Factors on Cyanobacteria Abundance, Genotype and Toxin Production

Version 1 : Received: 9 May 2021 / Approved: 11 May 2021 / Online: 11 May 2021 (10:36:33 CEST)

How to cite: Moza, M.I.; Postolache, C. Influence of Biotope and Biotic Factors on Cyanobacteria Abundance, Genotype and Toxin Production. Preprints 2021, 2021050232 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0232.v1). Moza, M.I.; Postolache, C. Influence of Biotope and Biotic Factors on Cyanobacteria Abundance, Genotype and Toxin Production. Preprints 2021, 2021050232 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0232.v1).

Abstract

Environmental genetics-related modern methods are shown as important indicators of various cyanotoxins syntheses, and their knowledge and use are critically analyzed. Microcystins and other cyanotoxins loads and syntheses are related to different drivers, like various chemical elements and compounds (especially nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, and their ratio), then to the light, conductivity, temperature, and other climatical and hydrological factors, to which spatial and geographical features (such as the surface of the water bodies) have to be added. The biotic relationships include different specific and supraspecific, uni- and bilateral links between the cyanobacteria, and subsequently their synthesized toxins, and protozoans (or protoctists), chromists, macrophytes, different systematical and ecological groups of zooplankton, and others. The importance of, but also the gaps in, the knowledge and the scarcity of studies involving ectocrines mediated interactions between different groups of algae and plants are highlighted. The paper ends with an interesting classification of lakes' trophicity, illustrated with conceptual diagrams, based on possible scenarios of cyanobacteria behavior.

Subject Areas

cyanobacteria, toxic, biotic factors, abiotic factors, interactions, allelopathy

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