Genus of dinoflagellates. Responsible for ‘red tides’ and associated shellfish poisoning due to saxitoxin. Some species are bioluminescent.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • gonyaulax — ● gonyaulax nom masculin Péridinien marin sécrétant une toxine redoutable, à l origine du phénomène des « eaux rouges » en cas de pullulation. (La toxine se concentre le long des chaînes alimentaires.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gonyaulax — /goh nee aw laks/, n. any marine dinoflagellate of the genus Gonyaulax, sometimes occurring in great numbers and causing red tide. [ < NL < Gk góny KNEE + aûlax furrow] * * * ▪ dinoflagellate genus       genus of dinoflagellates (single celled… …   Universalium

  • gonyaulax — go·ny·au·lax .gō nē ȯ .laks n 1) cap a large genus of phosphorescent marine dinoflagellates that when unusually abundant cause red tide 2) any dinoflagellate of the genus Gonyaulax * * * Gony·au·lax (gon″e awґlaks) [gony + Gr. aulakos a… …   Medical dictionary

  • gonyaulax — ˌgōnēˈȯˌlaks noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek gony knee + aulax furrow more at knee 1. capitalized : a large genus of phosphorescent marine dinoflagellates that when unusually abundant cause red tide and a serious mussel poisoning of man… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gonyaulax catanella — especie de protozoos planctónicos productores de una toxina que son ingeridos por los crustáceos de las costas norteamericanas, lo que provoca una intoxicación por marisco. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones… …   Diccionario médico

  • Gonyaulax tamarensis — Alexandrium tamarense Alexandrium tamarense …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gonyaulax — go·ny·au·lax …   English syllables

  • Gonyaulax catanella — A marine dinoflagellate protozoan that produces a powerful toxin that accumulates in the tissues of mussels and other filter feeding shellfish and may cause fatal mussel poisoning in humans. [G. gony, knee, + aulakos, a furrow] …   Medical dictionary

  • Luciferin — Luciferine sind unterschiedliche Naturstoffe, die in verschiedenen biolumineszenten Organismen zur Erzeugung von Licht genutzt werden. In Gegenwart des entsprechenden Luciferase Enzyms reagieren sie mit Sauerstoff (Oxidation). Bei der Veränderung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dinoflagellata — Dinoflagellaten Systematik Klassifikation: Lebewesen Domäne: Eukaryoten (Eucaryota) ohne Rang: Chromalveolata Unterreich …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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