Alghe mortali: Neurotossine responsabili per le morti di cervi

Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:14 pm

By Staci Matlock

The New Mexican

For 100 elk, it was just the wrong place, wrong time.

Pond scum — the bluish-green algae that blooms naturally in warm, standing water — killed more than 100 elk in late August on a private northeastern New Mexico ranch, according to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Traces of Anabaena, one type of blue-green algae that can produce a deadly but short-lived neurotoxin, anatoxin-a, was found in a water sample from a fiberglass livestock tank near where the elk died.


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