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Degradation of multiple peptides by microcystin-degrader Paucibacter toxinivorans (2C20). [Dataset] (2021)
Dataset
SANTOS, A.A., SOLDATOU, S., FREITAS DE MAGALHÃES, V., AZEVEDO, S.M.F.O., CAMACHO-MUÑOZ, D., LAWTON, L. A. and EDWARDS, C. 2021. Degradation of multiple peptides by microcystin-degrader Paucibacter toxinivorans (2C20). [Dataset]. Toxins [online], 13(4): cyanobacterial toxins: their occurrence, detection and removal, article 265. Available from: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6651/13/4/265/s1

The presence of harmful algal bloom in many reservoirs around the world, alongside the lack of sanitation law/ordinance regarding cyanotoxin monitoring (particularly in developing countries), create a scenario in which the local population could pote... Read More about Degradation of multiple peptides by microcystin-degrader Paucibacter toxinivorans (2C20). [Dataset].

Detection of morphological changes caused by chemical stress in the cyanobacterium Planktothrix agardhii using convolutional neural networks. [Dataset] (2021)
Dataset
CARLOTO, I., JOHNSTON, P., PESTANA, C.J. and LAWTON, L.A. 2021. Detection of morphological changes caused by chemical stress in the cyanobacterium Planktothrix agardhii using convolutional neural networks. [Dataset]. Science of the total environment [online], 784, article 146956. Available from: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896972102026X#s0105

The presence of harmful algal bloom in many reservoirs around the world, alongside the lack of sanitation law/ordinance regarding cyanotoxin monitoring (particularly in developing countries), create a scenario in which the local population could pote... Read More about Detection of morphological changes caused by chemical stress in the cyanobacterium Planktothrix agardhii using convolutional neural networks. [Dataset].

Uptake and depuration of cyanotoxins in the common blue mussel Mytilus edulis. (2017)
Thesis
WAACK, J. 2017. Uptake and depuration of cyanotoxins in the common blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Cyanobacteria produce a variety of secondary metabolites that possess - amongst other things - antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Being primary producers, they are also a vital component within the food web. However, certain strains... Read More about Uptake and depuration of cyanotoxins in the common blue mussel Mytilus edulis..

Evidence for functional drift of bacterial isolates in response to cyanobacterial microcystin-lr and multiple peptide degradation in paucibacter toxinivorans. (2016)
Thesis
KREITZ, J. 2016. Evidence for functional drift of bacterial isolates in response to cyanobacterial microcystin-lr and multiple peptide degradation in paucibacter toxinivorans. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.

Bacterial bioremediation has been proposed as an efficient, low cost and ecologically safe method to clean vital water reservoirs from cyanobacterial peptide toxins microcystins (MCs). In previous work carried out in 2008 several bacteria were isolat... Read More about Evidence for functional drift of bacterial isolates in response to cyanobacterial microcystin-lr and multiple peptide degradation in paucibacter toxinivorans..

An investigation on the effects of cyanopeptides on the growth and secondary metabolite production of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7806. (2016)
Thesis
ARIF ABDUL RAHMAN, T. 2016. An investigation on the effects of cyanopeptides on the growth and secondary metabolite production of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7806. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Cyanobacteria are one of the oldest forms of photosynthetic life and may have contributed significantly to the evolution of oxygen into the then anoxic environment. Cyanobacteria are also one of the best sources of natural secondary metabolites (cyan... Read More about An investigation on the effects of cyanopeptides on the growth and secondary metabolite production of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7806..

Overcoming the seasonal variations in fitness of the amphipod Corophium Volutator as an environmental toxicology test species using laboratory cultured specimens. (2014)
Thesis
MCGEE, D. 2014. Overcoming the seasonal variations in fitness of the amphipod Corophium Volutator as an environmental toxicology test species using laboratory cultured specimens. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

The marine amphipod Corophium volutator is an important source of food for many fish and wading birds, making it an important species in an estuarine environment and a relevant toxicological test species. Historical data has indicated that seasonal v... Read More about Overcoming the seasonal variations in fitness of the amphipod Corophium Volutator as an environmental toxicology test species using laboratory cultured specimens..

Photocatalytic destruction of volatile organic compounds from the oil and gas industry. (2014)
Thesis
TOKODE, O. 2014. Photocatalytic destruction of volatile organic compounds from the oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Heterogeneous photocatalysis is an advanced oxidation technology widely applied in environmental remediation processes. It is a relatively safe and affordable technology with a low impact on the environment, and has found applications in a number of... Read More about Photocatalytic destruction of volatile organic compounds from the oil and gas industry..

Optimisation of high value metabolite production from benthic marine dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima. (2014)
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PRAPTIWI, R.A. 2014. Optimisation of high value metabolite production from benthic marine dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Toxins produced by harmful algal blooms (HABs) are known to pose contamination risks to seafood products (e.g. fish and shellfish) consumed by human. In order to control contamination risks, monitoring regimes have to be performed rigorously. The eff... Read More about Optimisation of high value metabolite production from benthic marine dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima..

Freshwater bacterial diversity, functions and stability. (2013)
Thesis
GIARAMIDA, L. 2013. Freshwater bacterial diversity, functions and stability. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Biodiversity is declining worldwide with detrimental effects on ecosystems functions and services that it sustains. The relationship between biodiversity and freshwater purification remains unclear. Freshwater purification is of paramount importance... Read More about Freshwater bacterial diversity, functions and stability..

Investigation of the production and isolation of bioactive compounds from cyanobacteria. (2013)
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HAMEED, S. 2013. Investigation of the production and isolation of bioactive compounds from cyanobacteria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Due to heavy nutrient load and adverse climate change the occurrence of toxic cyanobacterial blooms have significantly increased during the last decades. Nodularia spumigena is one of the dominant toxic cyanobacteria which produces massive and inhere... Read More about Investigation of the production and isolation of bioactive compounds from cyanobacteria..

Investigation of novel methods to remove the cyanotoxin, Cylindrospermopsin, from drinking water. (2013)
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CHANDU, V.C.P 2013. Investigation of novel methods to remove the cyanotoxin, Cylindrospermopsin, from drinking water. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The widespread distribution of cyanobacteria and their toxic effects on humans has become a major concern for researchers. Cyanobacteria are a group of oxygenic phototrophic bacteria that exhibit an enormous diversity in shapes and arrangements and o... Read More about Investigation of novel methods to remove the cyanotoxin, Cylindrospermopsin, from drinking water..

Monitoring and regulating cyanobacterial metabolites (microcystins and geosmin) in aquatic systems. (2012)
Thesis
PESTANA, C.J. 2012. Monitoring and regulating cyanobacterial metabolites (microcystins and geosmin) in aquatic systems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Cyanobacterial secondary metabolites can cause serious harm to animals and humans (cyanotoxins) and can have a major financial impact on the potable water and aquaculture industries (taste and odour compounds). Understanding the factors that affect c... Read More about Monitoring and regulating cyanobacterial metabolites (microcystins and geosmin) in aquatic systems..

An investigation into the biodegradation of peptide cyanotoxins (microcystins and nodularin) by novel gram-positive bacteria. (2012)
Thesis
WELGAMAGE DON, A.C.D. 2012. An investigation into the biodegradation of peptide cyanotoxins (microcystins and nodularin) by novel gram-positive bacteria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Cyanobacterial secondary metabolites, microcystins (MC) and nodularin (NOD) have become common contaminants in most aquatic ecosystems over recent years presenting a hazard to animal and human health. Unfortunately, these chemically diverse peptide h... Read More about An investigation into the biodegradation of peptide cyanotoxins (microcystins and nodularin) by novel gram-positive bacteria..

Evaluation of methodology for detection and quantification of coliform bacteria and their survival in soil and water. (2010)
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BANNISTER, E. 2010. Evaluation of methodology for detection and quantification of coliform bacteria and their survival in soil and water. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In Aberdeenshire, approximately 25,000 people rely on potable water from private water supplies. Many of these supplies are of questionable quality with regards to microbiological contamination, which is often due to a lack of maintenance and protect... Read More about Evaluation of methodology for detection and quantification of coliform bacteria and their survival in soil and water..

Bioavailability of organic contaminants in sediments. (2008)
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YATES, K. 2008. Bioavailability of organic contaminants in sediments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The bioavailability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and chlorobiphenyls (CBs) in sediments is largely dependent on the freely dissolved concentration of these pollutants. However, measuring these is challenging, due to the low concentratio... Read More about Bioavailability of organic contaminants in sediments..

An investigation into factors influencing the production and degradation of microcystins. (2007)
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GRAHAM, D.J.L. 2007. An investigation into factors influencing the production and degradation of microcystins. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Microcystins (MCYST) potently inhibit protein phosphatases and these cyclic heptapeptides are powerful hepatotoxins. They are known to be secondary metabolites produced by several species of cyanobacteria. The release of these peptides into water sup... Read More about An investigation into factors influencing the production and degradation of microcystins..

Detection, analysis, and photocatalytic destruction of the freshwater taint compound geosmin. (2007)
Thesis
BELLU, E. 2007. Detection, analysis, and photocatalytic destruction of the freshwater taint compound geosmin. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

A significant issue affecting the aquaculture and water industries is the presence of off-flavour compounds in water, which cause problems by imparting an undesirable earthy/musty flavour and smell to water and fish. Two predominant off-flavour compo... Read More about Detection, analysis, and photocatalytic destruction of the freshwater taint compound geosmin..

The destruction of the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin-LR by semiconductor photocatalysis. (2000)
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CORNISH, B.J.P.A. 2000. The destruction of the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin-LR by semiconductor photocatalysis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In fresh waters where cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) flourish, dense growths known as blooms occur. Such blooms present a threat to human and animal health as many of these cyanobacteria produce toxins. One such group of toxins are the microcystins... Read More about The destruction of the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin-LR by semiconductor photocatalysis..

Purification, detection and biological effects of cyanobacterial toxins. (1999)
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MCELHINEY, J. 1999. Purification, detection and biological effects of cyanobacterial toxins. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aesthetic beauty of a landscape is a very subjective issue: every person has their own opinions and their own idea of what beauty is. However, all people have a common evolutionary history, and, according to the Biophilia hypothesis, a genetic pr... Read More about Purification, detection and biological effects of cyanobacterial toxins..