Special Issue "Fusarium and Fusarium Toxins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: mycotoxins; toxigenic fungi; Fusarium mycotoxins; Fusarium species; production of mycotoxins; biosynthesis of mycotoxins
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The genus Fusarium is one of the most economically important genera of fungi infecting agricultural crops worldwide, causing not only severe yield losses but also mycotoxin contaminated and health-threatening food and feed commodities. Mycotoxins produced by Fusarium spp., also referred to as Fusarium mycotoxins, encompass a wide range of chemical compounds, including three of the most important mycotoxins (trichothecenes, fumonisins, zearalenone) and so-called “emerging” mycotoxins (enniatins, moniliformin, beauvericin and fusaproliferin). This wide spectrum also encloses modified forms of mycotoxins which occurrence in food and feed matrices in addition to parent forms is increasingly documented.
Increased knowledge regarding the determinants and factors that govern the accumulation of Fusarium mycotoxins in agricultural commodities is still needed to improve the current and future management of the mycotoxin risk associated with crops and guarantee the safety of related feed and food products.
This special issue of Toxins looks forward to receiving contributions, either research papers or reviews, about the most recent significant insights covering (but not limited to) 1) genomic and epigenomic data related to Fusarium spp., 2) the biosynthetic pathways of Fusarium mycotoxins and the molecular mechanisms that regulate their expression, 3) the adaptation and evolution of toxigenic Fusarium spp. under abiotic constraints, 4) the tripartite interactions of host plant – toxigenic Fusarium – microbiota, 5) the chemistry of mycotoxins and the mechanisms of their modification (by the fungus itself, neighbouring microorganisms and the host plant). Papers with regards to new sustainable control and mitigation strategies and new knowledge that will help anticipating the evolution of the mycotoxin associated-risks in response to modifications in agronomic practices and to climate change are also welcome.
Dr. Florence Richard-Forget
Prof. Dr. Jens Laurids Sørensen
Dr. Linda J. Harris
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- emerging mycotoxins
- modified forms of mycotoxins
- sustainable agriculture
- climate change