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Experts identify algae afflicting Taihu Lake

By Zhang Kun | China Daily | Updated: 2007-06-13 06:55

Experts from the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking University and Tsinghua University have been discussing the bloom of blue-green algae afflicting Taihu Lake.

They have identified the algae as microcystis.

Professor Yu Shunzhang from Fudan University told China Daily that microcystis is the most poisonous of blue-green algae, giving out microcystin, a poisonous substance harmful to both plant and animal life.

Experts identify algae afflicting Taihu Lake

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