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Fig. 32. Fast bombardment mass spectrum of freshwater puffer toxin. A fast atom bombardment mass spectrum (FAB-MS) of the purified toxin was measured in glycerol as a matrix through a magnetic scan from 25 to 500 mass units. The toxin exhibited an ion peak at m/z = 300, 282 and 374, which correspond with a pseudomolecular ion (M + H)+ of authentic STX, (M + H – H2O)+ and (M + H + glycerol – H2O)+, respectively. Reprinted from Toxicon, 35, Sato, Kodama, Ogata, Saitanu, Furuya, Hirayama and Kakinuma, Saxitoxin as a toxic principle of a freshwater puffer Tetraodon fangi, in Thailand, 137–140 © 1997, Pergamon Press plc. with permission from Elsevier.

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