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Author: Francis T Borkowski; Linda Coutant; Appalachian State University. Office of Public Affairs.
Publisher: c 2000.
Series: Appalachian perspective (Television program)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chancellor Francis Borkowski and Dr. JoAnn Burkholder discuss Burkholder's discovery of the toxic dinoflagellate Pfiesteria piscicida. Burkholder discovered the organism when she was investigating the fish kills in the estuaries of the North Carolina coast. Her subsequent research of Pfiesteria piscicida revealed that the dinoflagellate releases a neurotoxin that kills fish and can adversely effect human beings.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: JoAnn M Burkholder
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Francis T Borkowski; Linda Coutant; Appalachian State University. Office of Public Affairs.
OCLC Number: 45266765
Notes: "A production of Appalachian's Office of Public Affairs, a division of University Advancement."
Credits: Executive producer, Bob Shaffer ; camera, Ryan Morton, Kenisha Taylor, David Thompson ; music, Bill Harbinson.
Performer(s): Host, Francis T. Borkowski ; interviewee, Dr. JoAnn Burkholder.
Description: 1 videocassette (30 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Appalachian perspective (Television program)
Responsibility: produced and directed by Linda Coutant.

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Chancellor Francis Borkowski and Dr. JoAnn Burkholder discuss Burkholder's discovery of the toxic dinoflagellate Pfiesteria piscicida. Burkholder discovered the organism when she was investigating the fish kills in the estuaries of the North Carolina coast. Her subsequent research of Pfiesteria piscicida revealed that the dinoflagellate releases a neurotoxin that kills fish and can adversely effect human beings. Burkholder and her team of researchers determined that pollution created by the pork industry and other North Carolina coastal industries contributed to the proliferation of the deadly dinoflagellate. Burkholder discusses the difficulties she experienced with the North Carolina government when the economic ramifications of the dinoflagellate were revealed.

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