Susanna A Wood

Summary

Affiliation: Cawthron Institute
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. pmc Investigating diet as the source of tetrodotoxin in Pleurobranchaea maculata
    Serena Khor
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
    Mar Drugs 12:1-16. 2014
  2. pmc Harnessing the self-harvesting capability of benthic cyanobacteria for use in benthic photobioreactors
    Diane Esson
    Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson, 7001, New Zealand
    AMB Express 1:19. 2011
  3. pmc Within-mat variability in anatoxin-a and homoanatoxin-a production among benthic Phormidium (cyanobacteria) strains
    Susanna A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Nelson 7042, New Zealand
    Toxins (Basel) 4:900-12. 2012
  4. pmc Tetrodotoxin concentrations in Pleurobranchaea maculata: temporal, spatial and individual variability from New Zealand populations
    Susanna A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson 7042, New Zealand
    Mar Drugs 10:163-76. 2012
  5. doi Depuration of tetrodotoxin and changes in bacterial communities in Pleurobranchea maculata adults and egg masses maintained in captivity
    Susanna A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand
    J Chem Ecol 38:1342-50. 2012
  6. doi Species composition and cyanotoxin production in periphyton mats from three lakes of varying trophic status
    Susie A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 79:312-26. 2012
  7. doi Development of solid phase adsorption toxin tracking (SPATT) for monitoring anatoxin-a and homoanatoxin-a in river water
    Susanna A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson 7042, New Zealand
    Chemosphere 82:888-94. 2011
  8. doi Quantitative assessment of aerosolized cyanobacterial toxins at two New Zealand lakes
    S A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson, New Zealand
    J Environ Monit 13:1617-24. 2011
  9. ncbi Changes in concentrations of microcystins in rainbow trout, freshwater mussels, and cyanobacteria in Lakes Rotoiti and Rotoehu
    S A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson, New Zealand
    Environ Toxicol 21:205-22. 2006
  10. doi Fine-scale spatial variability in anatoxin-a and homoanatoxin-a concentrations in benthic cyanobacterial mats: implication for monitoring and management
    S A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand
    J Appl Microbiol 109:2011-8. 2010

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Publications29

  1. pmc Investigating diet as the source of tetrodotoxin in Pleurobranchaea maculata
    Serena Khor
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
    Mar Drugs 12:1-16. 2014
    ..However, based on the absence of an identifiable TTX source in the environment, in concert with the extremely high TTX concentrations and short life spans of P. maculata, it is unlikely to be the sole TTX source for this species. ..
  2. pmc Harnessing the self-harvesting capability of benthic cyanobacteria for use in benthic photobioreactors
    Diane Esson
    Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson, 7001, New Zealand
    AMB Express 1:19. 2011
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  3. pmc Within-mat variability in anatoxin-a and homoanatoxin-a production among benthic Phormidium (cyanobacteria) strains
    Susanna A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Nelson 7042, New Zealand
    Toxins (Basel) 4:900-12. 2012
    ..These data indicate that both the relative abundance of anatoxin and non-anatoxin-producing genotypes, and variations in anatoxin producing capability, can influence the overall toxin concentration of benthic Phormidium mat samples...
  4. pmc Tetrodotoxin concentrations in Pleurobranchaea maculata: temporal, spatial and individual variability from New Zealand populations
    Susanna A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson 7042, New Zealand
    Mar Drugs 10:163-76. 2012
    ..maculata. Only one larva was successfully reared to full maturation and no TTX was detected...
  5. doi Depuration of tetrodotoxin and changes in bacterial communities in Pleurobranchea maculata adults and egg masses maintained in captivity
    Susanna A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand
    J Chem Ecol 38:1342-50. 2012
    ..Based on the combined data, the exact origin of TTX in P. maculata is unclear, with evidence both in favor and against a dietary source, and endogenous or bacterial production...
  6. doi Species composition and cyanotoxin production in periphyton mats from three lakes of varying trophic status
    Susie A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 79:312-26. 2012
    ..Six cyanobacteria species were isolated from Lake Tikitapu mats. None were found to produce nodularin. Five of the species shared low (< 97%) 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities with other cultured cyanobacteria...
  7. doi Development of solid phase adsorption toxin tracking (SPATT) for monitoring anatoxin-a and homoanatoxin-a in river water
    Susanna A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson 7042, New Zealand
    Chemosphere 82:888-94. 2011
    ..SPATT has the potential to be integrated into current cyanobacterial monitoring programmes and would be a very useful and economical tool for early warning of ATX and HTX contamination in water...
  8. doi Quantitative assessment of aerosolized cyanobacterial toxins at two New Zealand lakes
    S A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson, New Zealand
    J Environ Monit 13:1617-24. 2011
    ..Aerosolized toxins should be considered when developing risk assessments particularly for lakeside populations and recreational users where inhalation of cyanotoxins may be a secondary exposure source to a primary oral exposure...
  9. ncbi Changes in concentrations of microcystins in rainbow trout, freshwater mussels, and cyanobacteria in Lakes Rotoiti and Rotoehu
    S A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson, New Zealand
    Environ Toxicol 21:205-22. 2006
    ....
  10. doi Fine-scale spatial variability in anatoxin-a and homoanatoxin-a concentrations in benthic cyanobacterial mats: implication for monitoring and management
    S A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand
    J Appl Microbiol 109:2011-8. 2010
    ....
  11. doi Identification of a benthic microcystin-producing filamentous cyanobacterium (Oscillatoriales) associated with a dog poisoning in New Zealand
    Susanna A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Freshwater, Private Bag 2, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
    Toxicon 55:897-903. 2010
    ..To our knowledge, however, this is the first instance of a benthic microcystin-producing species causing an animal death in New Zealand...
  12. doi Hindcasting cyanobacterial communities in Lake Okaro with germination experiments and genetic analyses
    Susanna A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 67:252-60. 2009
    ..The historic composition of Chrococcales and Oscillatoriales was more difficult to reconstruct, potentially due to the relatively rapid degradation of vegetative cells within sediment...
  13. ncbi First report of homoanatoxin-a and associated dog neurotoxicosis in New Zealand
    Susanna A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
    Toxicon 50:292-301. 2007
    ..Access restrictions were placed on over 60% of river catchments in the western Wellington region, severely affecting recreational users...
  14. doi Microbial biodiversity of thermophilic communities in hot mineral soils of Tramway Ridge, Mount Erebus, Antarctica
    Rochelle M Soo
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Private Bag, Hamilton, New Zealand
    Environ Microbiol 11:715-28. 2009
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  15. pmc Widespread distribution and identification of eight novel microcystins in antarctic cyanobacterial mats
    Susanna A Wood
    Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:7243-51. 2008
    ..ARISA also enabled the putative identification of the MC-producing Nostoc sp. from multiple samples...
  16. doi Sources of edaphic cyanobacterial diversity in the Dry Valleys of Eastern Antarctica
    Susanna A Wood
    Coastal and Freshwater Group, Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand
    ISME J 2:308-20. 2008
    ..We suggest that the complete absence of lakes or ponds from Beacon Valley is a contributing factor to the low cyanobacterial component of these soils...
  17. ncbi Production of anatoxin-a and a novel biosynthetic precursor by the cyanobacterium Aphanizomenon issatschenkoi
    Andrew I Selwood
    Cawthron Institute, 98 Halifax Street E, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
    Environ Sci Technol 41:506-10. 2007
    ..The implications of the findings for mechanisms of biosynthesis of anatoxins by cyanobacteria and for monitoring of water bodies for cyanotoxins are discussed...
  18. doi Detection of tetrodotoxin from the grey side-gilled sea slug - Pleurobranchaea maculata, and associated dog neurotoxicosis on beaches adjacent to the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand
    Paul McNabb
    Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson, 7001, New Zealand
    Toxicon 56:466-73. 2010
    ..Tests for other marine toxins were negative and no other organisms from the area contained TTX. This is the first time TTX has been identified in New Zealand and the first detection of TTX in an opisthobranch...
  19. doi Development of a non-lethal biopsy technique for estimating total tetrodotoxin concentrations in the grey side-gilled sea slug Pleurobranchaea maculata
    Serena Khor
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
    Toxicon 74:27-33. 2013
    ..92) and gonad (r(2) = 0.83) TTX concentrations. This technique will enable more robust laboratory studies to be undertaken, thereby assisting in understanding TTX kinetics, ecological function and origin within P. maculata. ..
  20. doi Further characterization of glycine-containing microcystins from the McMurdo dry Valleys of Antarctica
    Jonathan Puddick
    Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
    Toxins (Basel) 7:493-515. 2015
    ..A recently developed thiol derivatization technique showed that each microcystin contained dehydrobutyrine in position-7 instead of the commonly observed N-methyl dehydroalanine. ..
  21. doi First identification of tetrodotoxin (TTX) in the flatworm Stylochoplana sp.; a source of TTX for the sea slug Pleurobranchaea maculata
    Lauren Salvitti
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
    Toxicon 95:23-9. 2015
    ..in areas with dense P. maculata populations, and high concentration (ca. 1400 mg kg(-1)) of TTX detected in some individuals, it is unlikely that Stylochoplana sp. represent the sole source of TTX in P. maculata. ..
  22. pmc High Levels of Structural Diversity Observed in Microcystins from Microcystis CAWBG11 and Characterization of Six New Microcystin Congeners
    Jonathan Puddick
    Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
    Mar Drugs 12:5372-95. 2014
    ..Microcystis CAWBG11 (which produces at least 27 congeners) was positioned in the top ten percentile of the strains surveyed, and showed fluidity of the amino acids incorporated into both position two and position four. ..
  23. pmc Structural characterization of new microcystins containing tryptophan and oxidized tryptophan residues
    Jonathan Puddick
    Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson 7042, New Zealand
    Mar Drugs 11:3025-45. 2013
    ..MC-NfkR and MC-LNfk were detected in standards of MC-WR and MC-LW, indicating that care during storage of tryptophan-containing microcystins is required. ..
  24. doi No evidence for a culturable bacterial tetrodotoxin producer in Pleurobranchaea maculata (Gastropoda: Pleurobranchidae) and Stylochoplana sp. (Platyhelminthes: Polycladida)
    Lauren R Salvitti
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
    Toxins (Basel) 7:255-73. 2015
    ..No C9 base or TTX was detected in isolates or broth experiments (past day 0), suggesting a culturable microbial source of TTX in P. maculata and Stylochoplana sp. is unlikely. ..
  25. doi The Effect of Cyanobacterial Biomass Enrichment by Centrifugation and GF/C Filtration on Subsequent Microcystin Measurement
    Shelley Rogers
    Department of Chemistry, School of Science, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
    Toxins (Basel) 7:821-34. 2015
    ..The most widely applicable processing method was direct freezing of samples as it could be utilized in both field and laboratory environments. ..
  26. pmc Evaluating detection limits of next-generation sequencing for the surveillance and monitoring of international marine pests
    Xavier Pochon
    Environmental Technologies, Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e73935. 2013
    ..NGS technology has tremendous potential for the early detection of marine invasive species worldwide. ..
  27. doi Enhanced sample preparation for quantitation of microcystins by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry
    Jonathan Puddick
    Department of Chemistry, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
    Phytochem Anal 23:285-91. 2012
    ..The existing method uses an expensive internal standard and protocols that are incompatible with automated sample preparation and data acquisition...
  28. doi Intracellular immunohistochemical detection of tetrodotoxin in Pleurobranchaea maculata (Gastropoda) and Stylochoplana sp. (Turbellaria)
    Lauren R Salvitti
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
    Mar Drugs 13:756-69. 2015
    ..Localization in the digestive tissue of P. maculata potentially indicates a dietary source of TTX. Stylochoplana sp. may use TTX in prey capture and for the protection of offspring. ..
  29. ncbi New Zealand risk management approach for toxic cyanobacteria in drinking water
    Alexander Kouzminov
    New Zealand Ministry of Health
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:275-81. 2007
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