Deciphering the biosynthetic gene cluster for potent freshwater toxin

Source: Science Daily

Scientists discover the enzymes responsible for the production of one of the most toxic and fast-acting neurotoxins associated with freshwater harmful algal blooms in lakes and ponds. The discovery revealed that guanitoxin-producing cyanobacteria are more prevalent than originally known in the United States, opening the possibility for new molecular diagnostic testing to better inform and protect the public from this natural freshwater toxin.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/05/220520144716.htm