- a powerful neurotoxin, C10H17N7O4, produced by the dinoflagellate Gonyaulax catenella, the causative agent of red tide.
Origin of saxitoxin
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- A potent neurotoxin produced by certain dinoflagellates that accumulates in shellfish feeding on these organisms and consequently causes food poisoning in humans who eat the shellfish.
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