DOI: 10.1590/s1678-91992008000300018
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Abstract: Pectenotoxins (PTXs) are a group of marine algal toxins which have been found in dinoflagellates and shellfishes. In the present study the metabolism of pectenotoxins in brown crabs Cancer pagurus was investigated. The feeding experiments were carried out at Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory in Sweden in September of 2006. Brown crabs, both male and female with all body parts intact, were collected at 15 to 25 m depth of the coast of Tjärnö. The toxic blue mussels Mytilus edulis (211.4 µg/kg PTX-2, 2,781.4 µ… Show more

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