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Title: Transformation Products of Hazardous Cyanobacterial Metabolites in Water
Authors: Hiskia, Anastasia 
Triantis, Theodoros M. 
Antoniou, Maria G. 
De La Cruz, Armah A. 
O'Shea, Kevin 
Song, Weihua 
Fotiou, Theodora 
Kaloudis, Triantafyllos 
He, Xuexiang 
Andersen, Joel 
Dionysiou, Dionysios D. 
Keywords: 2-methylisoborneol (MIB);Cyanotoxins;Geosmin (GSM);Hazardous cyanobacterial secondary metabolites;Taste and odor compounds;Taste and odor compounds
Category: Chemical Sciences
Field: Natural Sciences
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Transformation Products of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment: Analysis, Processes, Occurrence, Effects and Risks, 2014, Pages 675-708
Abstract: Cyanobacteria are often grouped into primary and secondary metabolites, wherein the former are essential for growth, development and reproduction of the organism while the latter are indirectly involved in the organisms' survival but their absence does not result in immediate death of the organism. These secondary metabolites are the main focus of this chapter. Cyanobacteria secondary metabolites, whether constitutive or induced, play a key role in their interactions with the environment. Some of these metabolites include taste and odor compounds such as geosmin (GSM) and 2-methylisoborneol (MIB), anti-microbials, terpenoids, lactones, metal chelators, protease inhibitors, indole alkaloids and potent toxins, frequently called cyanobacterial toxins or cyanotoxins (produced by cyanobacteria commonly found in surface water supplies), known to affect a wide range of living organisms. The chapter reviews some of the hazardous secondary metabolites produced by cyanobacteria and their potential transformation products (TPs) formed during various transformation processes.
ISBN: 9781118339596
DOI: 10.1002/9781118339558.ch23
Rights: © 2014 John Wiley and Sons Ltd. All rights reserved.
Type: Book Chapter
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