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Fig. 33. Toxicity of various organs of puffers collected from Masinloc Bay, Philippines. The toxicity was measured by mouse bioassay and expressed as mouse unit (MU) of TTX. L: liver, I: intestine, M: mussel, S: skin. (a) Number of specimens which did not kill mice (ND): 2, (b) 2, (c) 1, (d) 3, (e) 1, (f) 2, (g) 1, (h) 5, (i) 1. Reprinted from Toxicon, 38, Sato, Ogata, Borja, Gonzales, Fukuyo and Kodama. Frequent occurrence of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins as dominant toxins in marine puffer from tropical water, 1101–1109, © 2000, Pergamon Press plc, with permission from Elsevier.

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