Question of the Day – Friday February 23, 2018

Question- Which dinoflagellate is associated with the development of ciguatera poisoning?

Answer- The dinoflagellate commonly associated with the development of ciguatera poisoning is Gambierdiscus spp. (Hamilton B et al. Human fatality associated with Pacific ciguatoxin contaminated fish. 2010 Toxicon 56:668-673)