Archive for April 30th, 2013


Ciguatoxin – The risky business behind Roi consumption

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Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is a food borne illness that occurs in the tropics, between the latitudes of 35°N and 35 °S (Lehane and Lewis, 2000). Ciguatoxin (CTX) is a naturally occurring marine toxin that is generated by photosynthetic dinoflagellates from the genus Gambierdiscus spp. These lipid-soluble compounds are heat stable, tasteless and odorless. Through […]