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OWML: QA/QC

Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manual: Ohio Water Microbiology Laboratory

 

Table 9: Cyanobacterial assays for freshwater studies (toxic strains refer to the ability to produce microcystin)

Assay Description Reference
Cyanobacteria, general DNA assay, targets several cyanobacterial genera Rinta-Kanto and others, 2005
Microcystis spp. DNA assay, targets toxic and non-toxic strains of Microcystis Rinta-Kanto and others, 2005
Anabaena spp. DNA assay, targets toxic and non-toxic strains of Anabaena Doblin and others, 2007
Planktothrix spp. DNA assay, targets toxic and non-toxic strains of Planktothrix Ostermaier and Kurmayer, 2009
General mcyE DNA  assay, targets toxic cyanobacteria Rantala and others, 2004
Microsystis and Anabaena mcyE DNA and RNA assays, targets toxin genes specific to Microsystis and Anabaena Sipari and others, 2010
Planktothrix mcyE DNA and RNA assays, targets toxin genes specific to Planktothrix Rantala and others, 2006