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Special Issue "Mechanisms of Action of Antifungal Compounds/Agents in Food and Food Matrices"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Josué Delgado Perón
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Guest Editor
Food Hygiene and Safety, Meat and Meat Products Research Institute, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Extremadura, 10003 Cáceres, Spain
Interests: antifungal compounds; proteomics; mycotoxins; metabolomics; food safety; bioprotective agents
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Dr. Maria J. Andrade
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Guest Editor
Food Hygiene and Safety, Meat and Meat Products Research Institute, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Extremadura, Avda. de las Ciencias, s/n. 10003 Cáceres, Spain
Interests: antimicrobial compounds; genomics; proteomics; mycotoxins; metabolomics; food safety
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mycotoxins in foods is a worldwide concern given their potential risk for human health. Since decontamination strategies are expensive and not efficient, the prevention of mycotoxin production becomes a critical point. The environmental factors, such as temperature or humidity, deeply impact in the ability to produce mycotoxins in foods. However, these conditions cannot be always controlled. Thus, antifungal agents are a promising tool to prevent not only mould contamination but also mycotoxin production in a further extent.

The different nature of the huge variety of antifungal compounds entails differential mechanisms of action on the target toxigenic moulds. The knowledge about these mechanisms deployed on moulds grown in complex matrices, such as food, may increase the efficiency of these treatments to reach the goal of safe foodstuff, free of mycotoxins.

This issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences will focus on “Mechanisms of action of antifungal agents in food and food matrices”, including commercial antifungal products, microorganisms, plant extracts, antifungal proteins and antifungal compounds, such as volatile compounds and quorum sensing molecules. Approaches to any new agents with ability to control mycotoxin production on food or food matrices are also welcome.

Dr. Josué Delgado Perón
Dr. Maria J. Andrade
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • mycotoxins
  • antifungal agents
  • emerging preservative techniques
  • food safety
  • mould inhibition.

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This special issue is now open for submission.
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