Seafood and Freshwater Toxins: Pharmacology, Physiology, and Detection, Second EditionAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: January 2008
Provides pioneering, comprehensive coverage of the chemistry, pharmacology, physiology, and toxicology of seafood toxins Organizes material by toxin group to facilitate study Explores the toxicology, ecobiology, chemistry, pharmacology, and detection of toxins Highlights new toxins such as pfiesteria, ostreocin, ovatotoxin, cyclic imines, spirolides Presents new chapters covering toxin monitoring programs, international validation of new detection methods, and formulation of new drugs using cyanobacterial toxins Features contributions from international experts This updated second edition of the highly successful Seafood and Freshwater Toxins provides an expanded exploration of the chemistry of toxins produced by marine bacteria and plants. Comprehensive coverage includes the ecobiology, pharmacology, chemistry, detection, legal ownership rights, and toxicology of each group of toxins. Chapters highlight newly discovered toxins such as pfiesteria, ostreocin, ovatatoxin, cyclic imines, and spirolides. The authors also discuss toxin monitoring programs and international validation of new detection methods. Featuring contributions from international experts, this text is an essential reference for food technologists, pharmacologists, toxicologists and food safety inspectors, microbiologists, and chemists.