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Concentration of Microcystin in an Intensive Vannamei Farm at Banyuwangi, East Java Indonesia

EndangDewi Masithah, Fitri Annisha and Agoes Soegianto

Marine Department, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia 601151

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal October 2019 : 96 (10) - pages 45 to 47
(Received: April, 2019, Accepted: May, 2019)


Phytoplankton from the cyanophyceae class such as cyanobacteria is known to produce toxins (cyanotoxins) which are detrimental in aquaculture. This toxin includes hepatotoxins such as microcystin.The study was conducted to determine the concentration of microcystin in intensive shrimp vannamei ponds (Litopenaeusvannamei). The results showed that dominance of cyanobacteria affected the concentration of microcystin toxins in the observed samples. The highest concentration of microcystin was found in the hepatopancreas, followed by shrimp pond and gills.

Key Words: Cyanobacteria, Microcystin, , Litopenaeusvannamei

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