One example of this latter case is a debromoaplysiatoxin produced by Schizothrix calcicola which upon contact causes "swimmers itch" and eye irritation and, if ingested, may fever symptoms, dizziness, fatigue, and acute gastroenteritis [27, 29].
Antileukemia activity in the oscillatoriaceae: isolation of debromoaplysiatoxin from Lyngbya.
Lyngbya majuscula, a benthic marine cyanobacterium, is known to produce toxins, such as debromoaplysiatoxin and lyngbyatoxin, and to cause acute dermal lesions among swimmers (Nagai et al.
Water samples were also analyzed for two cyanobacterial toxins, lyngbyatoxin-a and debromoaplysiatoxin, using high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLCMS) (Nagai et al.
Concentrations of lyngbyatoxin-a and debromoaplysiatoxin were below the limit of detection of 1.
Despite these similar illnesses, the Lyngbya-associated toxins, debromoaplysiatoxin and lyngbyatoxin-a, were below the limit of detection in all samples, and Lyngbya comprised only 3% of total planktonic Cyanobacteria among samples (see Appendix 1).