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Pfiesteria Life Cycle

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This simulation allows students to manipulate environmental variables in a life cycle model of a normally benign dinoflagellate to produce an outbreak of its toxic form.

The dinoflagellate Pfiesteria piscicidais an intriguing microbe with complex interactions that has been linked to large fish kills in the waters of North Carolina and the Chesapeake Bay.

Examine the effect of environmental variables associated with outbreaks such as flooding and fish density with a model of the Pfiesteria life cycle.