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Target Tube Cyanomicrocystin (blue algae)


Product description

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can cause blue-green scum in water. Cyanobacteria thrive in both fresh and saltwater. During warm summers, the amount of blue-green algae in a ditch or lake can increase dramatically. This can lead to problems as some cyanobacteria are capable of producing toxins. These toxins can harm the health of both humans and animals and can even cause cancer. Swimming in water with toxin-producing cyanobacteria can cause symptoms such as skin irritation, headache, irritation of mucous membranes, diarrhea, or fever. Water can be contaminated with cyanobacteria even if the algal bloom is not clearly visible

The Cyano-microcystin Target Tube measures the gene responsible for the production of toxic substances. This allows for the monitoring of drinking and swimming water. The rapid qPCR measurement enables a response to contamination of swimming water with toxin-producing cyanobacteria within 2 hours.

Product Specifications
  • Packaged in sets of 50 target tubes
  • Lyophilized qPCR master mix “ready to use” by adding DNA extract
  • Compatible with the Udetect qPCR thermocycler (product number)
  • Storage conditions: refrigerated (4°C) or at room temperature (25°C) in a dark place
  • Shelf life up to 2 years after purchase
  • Developed and validated by Orvion

Frequently ordered with
  • (U20021)

Combinations of these targets are used for monitoring

We can also perform this analysis as a service for you: Orvidetect.

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