California Sea Grant College Program
Understanding Domoic Acid and Toxic Diatom Blooms
- Author(s): Silver, Mary
- et al.
In general seafood is safe, tasty and nutritious, but there are some naturally occurring toxins that can make seafood dangerous for consumers. One such toxin is domoic acid, a potent neurotoxin produced by microscopic diatoms of the genus Pseudo-nitzschia.