Toxigenic Algae And Algal Food Poisoning- An Overview

Algae are photosynthetic organisms that live in aquatic environments and produce oxygen and organic matter. However, some algae can also produce harmful substances called toxins that can affect the health of humans and animals. These toxins can cause various types of food poisoning when ingested through contaminated seafood or water. In this article, we will introduce three major groups of toxin-producing algae: dinoflagellates, diatoms and cyanobacteria.