INBIOTEC   24408
INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN BIODIVERSIDAD Y BIOTECNOLOGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Book Review: Cyanobacteria as Environmental Determinants of Health
Autor/es:
GIANNUZZI, LEDA; AGUILERA, ANABELLA
Revista:
Frontiers in Marine Science
Editorial:
Frontiers Media S.A.
Referencias:
Año: 2018 vol. 5
Resumen:
Toxic cyanobacterial blooms represent a water quality issue worldwide which incidence andseverity are predicted to increase due to climate change and eutrophication (O?Neil et al., 2012).Argentina is not an exception to this trend. Cyanobacterial proliferations have increased in the lasttwo decades as a consequence of water quality changes due to human activities (OtaƱo et al., 2012;Aguilera et al., 2018). Unfortunately, Argentina lacks specific regulations concerning cyanobacteriaand cyanotoxins in freshwater bodies, and information on cyanotoxins occurrence is still scant(Aguilera et al., 2018).This book is the result of the collaborative work between Argentinean researchers and theMinistry of Health who constituted the ?Working Group on Health Effects of Cyanobacteriain Water? intended to raise the awareness concerning the increased occurrence of toxigeniccyanobacteria and the threats they pose (Provision 2/2011, Secretariat for Health Relations andResearch). The synergy and collaborative interactions within this group have been key stepsto promote the establishment of national guidelines for cyanobacterial blooms in drinking andrecreational waters.This second edition is an expanded version that contains updates on topics already describedin the first edition launched in 2011. The book contains 14 chapters written by 19 Argentineanresearchers and specialists with extensive experience in Cyanobacteria, who complemented thetext with own results and experiences. It begins with updated information on cyanobacterialtaxonomy and ecology, including the description and photographs of harmful cyanobacteria foundin Argentina.