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  • Dinoflagellate Algae

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    Negative impacts of Dinoflagellate algae: economic, ecologic, and human health hazards ABSTRACT Increasing pollution both atmospheric and oceanic are encouraging algal growth and increasing the frequency and geographic range of high density dinoflagellate blooms. Public health and economic impacts, as well as negative ecological effects of the aquatic environment are increasing the scientific research done on toxic dinoflagellate species. Contaminated bivalves are causing paralytic shellfish

  • Karenia Brevis

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    One of the organisms which is responsible for the discoloration of water is Karenia Brevis. This is commonly known as Red tide in many parts of the world. Karenia brevis (formally known as Gymnodinium breve and Ptychodiscus brevis) is marine dinoflagellate Protista, commonly known for its toxin, is responsible for the Florida and Texas Red tide ( Global Biodiversity). Scientists also refers to K. brevis as Harmful algae blooms as it produces series of bretoxins (neurotoxins) which contributes to

  • Review Of Botanical Aquatic Science By Ann Burkholder

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    Using certain methods such as electron microscopy, these dinoflagellates were searched on. They were also identified. Chapter 5 : In this chapter the fact, or crisis of the presence of an algal bloom in the oceans of the world such as the red tide (toxic). This is then assumed to be one premonition of the upcoming

  • Coral Bleaching Dinoflagellates

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    broad yet complex topic that involves the mutualistic and obligate symbiosis between corals and dinoflagellate algae of the genus Symbiodinium, commonly referred to as zooxanthellae. Bleaching occurs when a significant concentration of the zooxanthellae are no longer fixed on the coral, which occurs due to an inability to perform their role (Wooldridge and Done 2009). With the often colorful dinoflagellate algae gone, the coral is left as a white carbonate skeleton (Douglas 2003). There are many effects

  • The Future Of Transgenic Animals

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    Enviropigs: The Future of Transgenic Animals, The Environment, and the Global Market. For thousands of years, the usage of livestock has been one of the primary sources of food for human consumption. From cows to goats, and even horses, humans have raised these animals in order to obtain a good source of food and fiber, as well as the increase of labor. The three most consumed livestock in the world are cattle, chicken, and pigs; out of the three, pigs are the ones that have one of the biggest environmental

  • Dinoflagellates Research Paper

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    Dinoflagellates are eukaryotic microorganisms that are commonly found in marine environments. They are a large group of flagellate protists that are also identified as algae. Most dinoflagellates possess plastids, a double membrane organelle that stores pigments used in photosynthesis [1, 2]. However, some dinoflagellates only acquire these temporarily by digesting food algae [1]. A large portion of dinoflagellates are mixotrophic, phagotrophy with photosynthesis [3]. There are roughly 2,000 species

  • Indian River Lagoon

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    Growing up in one of the most biologically diverse estuaries in North America impacted my perception on nature from my first thought until now as a young adult. If you are from the south most people get a glimpse of how pretty Florida is but unless you fish, very few people get to check out the Indian River Lagoon. This massive body of water stretches whopping 156 miles and surprisingly takes up over 30% of Florida’s east coast. Here the Atlantic collides with fresh water and creates an epic battling

  • The Biochemical Pathways And Molecular Components Essay

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    light energy. This odd yet fascinating phenomenon is not only beautiful, but also provides many distinct advantages for the living organisms that utilize them. Two of the more well studied living organisms that utilize this are fireflies and dinoflagellates. In this paper, we will compare the biochemical pathways and molecular components that both organisms utilize to better understand this unique phenomenon known as bioluminescence. Luciferin and Luciferase Bioluminescence has been utilized by

  • Unicellular Eukaryotes Observation Essay

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    Kinetoplastid – Unicellular parasite with one large mitochondrion (G) Amoeba – Unicellular heterotroph that moves using pseudopodia (C) Euglenoid – Flagella arise fro anterior pocket (F) Ciliate – Unicellular heterotroph with two types of nuclei (B) Dinoflagellate – Flagella arise from grooves in cellulose plates (E) Choanoflagellate – Sessile protist with single flagellum surrounded by collar (A) Apicomplexan – Non-motile parasite with penetrating apical region (D) 10.

  • Chromalveolata Observation Essay

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    consists of the apicomplexans, the dinoflagellates, and the ciliates. The dinoflagellates can range from photosynthetic, mixotrophic, and heterotrophic which deals with how an organism receives its nutrition needed for survival. A majority of dinoflagellates have connecting plates that are made of cellulose and two ninety degree angled flagella. The flagella are able to be positioned into the connecting plates. One of the flagella is surrounds the dinoflagellate while the other one runs lengthwise