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- n. Plural form of brevetoxin.
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Major groups of toxins found in species/strains of these genera are brevetoxins, hemolysins and saxitoxins (Table 4).
These occurrences-commonly called "red tides" - cause mass fish kills, marine mammal strandings, penguin and seabird mortality, and human illness and death from brevetoxins, domoic acid, and saxitoxins (the cause of "paralytic shellfish poisoning").