Characterization and spatio-temporal dynamics of Cylindrospermopsis raciborski in an Amazonian Lagoon, Ecuador.

  • Judith Venegas Centro de Información y Asesoramiento Toxicológico (CIATOX) Quito
  • Pablo Castillejo Pons Universidad Internacional SEK
  • Susana Chamorro Universidad Internacional SEK
  • Ivonne Carrillo Universidad Internacional SEK
  • Eduardo Lobo Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul
Keywords: Amazon, cyanobacteria, South America, Limoncocha

Abstract

The cyanobacteria Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii, is a fresh water ubiquitous species from tropical to temperate weather. It is potentially capable of producing toxins.  Thus it is necessary to monitor its presence in fresh waters associated to recreational use activities and human consumption. There are official reports and one thesis reporting the presence of C. raciborskii in Ecuador. Nevertheless, this country does not appear in the latest distribution maps of this species in the scientific literature. In this article, we report the presence of C. raciborskii in Ecuador, together with the characterization of the environmental conditions of one of the habitats where this species is present: the Limoncocha lagoon, province of Sucumbíos.

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Author Biographies

Judith Venegas, Centro de Información y Asesoramiento Toxicológico (CIATOX) Quito

Msc Centro de Información y Asesoramiento Toxicológico (CIATOX) Quito

Pablo Castillejo Pons, Universidad Internacional SEK

PhD

Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Ambientales

Universidad internacional  SEK

Susana Chamorro, Universidad Internacional SEK

PhD

Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Ambientales

Universidad internacional  SEK

Ivonne Carrillo, Universidad Internacional SEK

PhD

Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Ambientales

Universidad internacional  SEK

Eduardo Lobo, Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul

PhD

Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul

Santa Cruz do Sul

Brazil

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Published
2018-06-29
How to Cite
Venegas, J., Castillejo Pons, P., Chamorro, S., Carrillo, I., & Lobo, E. (2018). Characterization and spatio-temporal dynamics of Cylindrospermopsis raciborski in an Amazonian Lagoon, Ecuador. Enfoque UTE, 9(2), pp. 117 - 124. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.29019/enfoqueute.v9n2.195
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Environment