15 January 2019

Here we have a new scientific paper from NaToxAq

Publish or perish.

This is the most important sentence we all know. One of the most important goals of our work is to increase our scientific productivity. The NaToxAq project as we know is also well oriented about the publications and the scientific prestige. That's why from the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Barcelona we are happy to announce a new review recently published in the TrAC journal.


Natural toxins can be classified according to their origin into biotoxins produced by microorganisms (fungal biotoxins or mycotoxins, algal and bacterial toxins), plant toxins or phytotoxins and animal toxins. Biotoxins are generated to protect organisms from external agents also in the act of predation. Among the different groups, bacterial toxins, mycotoxins and phytotoxins can produce damages in the aquatic environment including water reservoirs, with the consequent potential impact on human health.

In the last few decades, a substantial labour of research has been carried out to obtain robust and sensitive analytical methods able to determine their occurrence in the environment. They range from the immunochemistry to analytical methods based on gas chromatography or liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry analysers.

In this article, the recent analytical methods for the analysis of biotoxins that can affect freshwater environments, drinking water reservoirs and supply are reviewed.

Have a nice reading


Greetings from Barcelona


NOTE: see other new publications here: https://natoxaq.ku.dk/publications/