Project #2904

Control of Toxic Cyanobacterial Blooms in Water Bodies by Allelochemicals

$255,000
Completed
Principal Investigator
Assaf
Sukenik
Research Manager
Dr. Kenan Ozekin
Contractor
Kinneret Limnological Laboratory (KLL)

Abstract

Identifies and characterizes potent naturally occurring biochemical agents--allelochemicals--to control toxic populations of Microcystis in fresh water lakes. Tests the potential application of allelochemicals for bloom control under laboratory and small-scale field conditions. Completed in 2005.