|MadSci Network: Environment & Ecology|
I am asking this question because all the research that I have come up with has mentioned nothing about why they produce the toxin, it mentions what the toxin does, but not why it was produced. I'm trying to become a biology teacher in a highschool, and I taught a lesson on Red tides. A student, of course, came up with the one question that I did not know, "why are they produced?" And I CANT find it anywhere. Do they produce it because of a predator-prey relationship or? Thanks for your time. Please let me know, so I can go back and tell the class that I am working with the answer! Mary
Re: Do you know why dinoflagellates produce toxins?
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