Special Issue "Selected Papers from MycoKey - MycoTWIN - ISM international conference"

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651). This special issue belongs to the section "Mycotoxins".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Jie Feng
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Prof. Dr. Sarah De Saeger
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1. Department of Bioanalysis, Centre of Excellence in Mycotoxicology and Public Health, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
2. Faculty of Science, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
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Prof. Dr. Peiwu Li
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Oil Crops Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan 430062, China
Interests: mycotoxins; aflatoxin
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is strongly oriented towards integrated, sustainable, and effective strategies for mycotoxin minimization worldwide, with particular attention to topics on advances in applied research in food and feed chains, including industrial actions. The comprehensive knowledge available at a global scale will be integrated with effective technical and management solutions for application at key points in the major affected food and feed chains (maize, wheat, barley, grape, dried fruits, milk, etc.).

We are anticipating contributions from all international scientific communities, industries/companies, and stakeholders that operate in the field of food safety, including effective solutions arising from their experiences and from national and international programs/projects as MycoKey and MyToolBox—two significant H2020 EU–China projects whose results will be presented at the MycoKey International Conference, Bari, Italy, November 2021 .

Particular attention will be given to the regulated and emerging mycotoxins (aflatoxins, deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, fumonisins, ochratoxins, patulin, T-2 and HT-2 toxins, Alternaria toxins, Ergot alkaloids, etc.) that are found in various commodities and final products. The main fields of interest will be covered include:

  • Biodiversity & Toxigenic Fungi Monitoring
  • Challenges in Mycotoxin Analyses
  • Prevention in the Field
  • Remediation & Intervention
  • Food Processing & Technology
  • Modeling & ICT Solutions
  • Mycotoxin Control in Animal Feed

In conclusion, this Special Issue calls for papers dealing with the application of integrated approaches to reduce the risks associated with toxigenic fungi and related mycotoxins. The editors will also consider reviews that summarize current chain management or viewpoints for further discussion. Short communications that report on important strategies are also welcome.

We look forward to receiving your submissions to this Special Issue.

Prof. Antonio F. Logrieco
Prof. Jie Feng
Prof. Dr. Sarah De Saeger
Prof. Peiwu Li
Guest Editors

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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 double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • food/feed Safety
  • mycotoxin reduction
  • food chain
  • sustainable management
  • pre- and post-harvest strategies
  • key actions
  • mycotoxin monitoring

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Development of Anti-Idiotypic Nanobody-Phage Based Immuno-Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay for Aflatoxins in Peanuts
Toxins 2020, 12(9), 565; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/toxins12090565 - 02 Sep 2020
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Aflatoxin contamination in agricultural products has posed serious health hazards and brought huge economic loss in the food and feed industries. Monitoring aflatoxins in various foods and feeds has become a crucial means to protect public health. This study aimed to report an [...] Read more.
Aflatoxin contamination in agricultural products has posed serious health hazards and brought huge economic loss in the food and feed industries. Monitoring aflatoxins in various foods and feeds has become a crucial means to protect public health. This study aimed to report an immuno-loop-mediated isothermal amplification (iLAMP) assay by using an anti-idiotypic nanobody-phage for on-site and rapid detection of aflatoxin in real samples. The iLAMP method was developed on the basis of a competitive immunoassay and LAMP reaction performed in a simple water bath. This method can provide visualized test results: violet color represents positive samples while sky blue represents negative. The visual detection limits of iLAMP for aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, and G2 in peanut samples were 1.6, 1.6, 3.2, and 16 μg/kg, respectively. The developed assay was verified with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) for the analysis of aflatoxins in peanuts, which demonstrated that the iLAMP method can be applied to the detection of aflatoxin in real samples. The novel iLAMP assay eliminates the need for aflatoxin conjugates, the antibody labeling process, and special equipment, and offers an alternative to existing methods with advantages of time-saving, cost-effectiveness, and ease-of-use. Full article
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Simultaneous Determination of Multiple Mycotoxins in Swine, Poultry and Dairy Feeds Using Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Toxins 2020, 12(4), 253; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/toxins12040253 - 13 Apr 2020
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A reliable, sensitive and accurate multiple mycotoxin method was developed for the simultaneous determination of 17 mycotoxins in swine, poultry and dairy feeds using stable isotope dilution (13C-ISTD) and (ultra)-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS). A simple QuEChERS-based method (quick, [...] Read more.
A reliable, sensitive and accurate multiple mycotoxin method was developed for the simultaneous determination of 17 mycotoxins in swine, poultry and dairy feeds using stable isotope dilution (13C-ISTD) and (ultra)-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS). A simple QuEChERS-based method (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged and safe) was developed consisting of soaking with a solution of 1% formic acid followed by extraction with acetonitrile, clean-up with C18 sorbent and finally adding 13C-ISTD before the UHPLC-MS/MS analysis. The chromatographic condition was optimized for separation and detection of the 17 mycotoxins using gradient elution. The method’s performance complied with the SANTE/11813/2017 standard and had mean recovery accuracies in the range 70%–120% and precision testing of % relative standard deviation (RSD) ≤ 20%. The limit of detection and limit of quantification values ranged from 0.25 to 40.0 ng/g and 0.5 to 100.0 ng/g, respectively. Finally, the method was applied to analyze feed samples, with the results showing that fumonisins, zearalenone, aflatoxin B1 and deoxynivalenol were the most prevalent mycotoxins contaminating the feed samples. Full article
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