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Influence of Environmental Variables on Growth of Toxigenic Golden Alga (Prymnesium parvum): A Laboratory Test of Field-Generated Hypotheses

Duration

July 2015 - December 2017

Narrative

A considerable amount of information is available concerning the primary environmental factors associated with toxic blooms of golden alga in the field. By its nature, this information is largely descriptive. The purpose of this study is conduct definitive tests of field-generated hypotheses under controlled conditions in the laboratory. This study is being funded by intramural university sources in support of the PhD dissertation research of R. Rashel. The information obtained is expected to reveal causal associations between specific environmental variables and golden alga growth. This knowledge will be useful in efforts to anticipate and manage toxic blooms of this species.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Rashel, R., Patiño, R. 2017. Influence of genetic background, salinity, and inoculum size on growth of the itchthyotoxic golden alga (Prymnesium parvum). Harmful Algae 66: 97-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2017.05.010

Presentations

  • Rashel, R. Patiño, R. 2015. Influence of salinity, sulfate, and fluoride on growth of Golden Alga. Annual Conference, Texas Tech University Association of Biologists, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Rashel, R.H., Patiño, R. 2015. Influence of Salinity, Sulfate, and Fluoride on Growth of Golden Alga. 145th Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Portland, Oregon.
  • Rashel, R., Patiño, R. 2016. Influence of salinity and other water quality variables on growth of the ichthyotoxic golden alga. Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Kerrville, Texas
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 99

Masters Students: 225

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 247

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 658

Scientific Publications: 1872

Presentations: 4186

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Texas Tech University

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Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey