Special Issue "Cyanobacteria and Their Toxins in the Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021).
Interests: cyanobacteria; cyanotoxins; water quality; public health
2. CIIMAR/CIMAR, Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto, Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões, Av. General Norton de Matos, s/n, 4450-208 Porto, Portugal
Interests: cyanobacteria; toxins; cyanotoxins; marine biotechnology; secondary metabolites; cyanobacterial blooms; ecotoxicology; environmental contamination
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Cyanobacteria inhabit several types of environments, including those used for water provision and bathing. The production and release of harmful metabolites known as cyanotoxins is one of the most damaging characteristics of cyanobacteria, with well documented episodes of human and animal poisoning attributed worldwide. Bloom occurrence due to elevated anthropogenic pressure and climate change foster the surveillance of cyanobacteria and of their related cyanotoxins in the several environments they inhabit. Therefore, toxic cyanobacteria isolation, cyanotoxins quantification, bioaccumulation, biodegradation, and the persistence of toxic compounds are topics that require continuous studies in order to improve water quality and public health globally. In this Special Issue, the main aim is to understand the impact of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in the many environments they inhabit on human demands and activities.
Dr. Cristiana Moreira
Prof. Dr. Vitor Vasconcelos
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- climate change
- water quality
- public health