Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 6th Iberian and 2nd Ibero-American Cyanotoxin Congress CIC2019"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: plankton; benthos; cyanotoxins; biodiversity; taxonomy; phylogeny and ecology of continental algae; water quality
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Cyanobacteria are very old organisms that colonized the planet when it was not habitable for other life forms. Throughout their evolution they have adapted to environmental changes and are currently able to colonize almost any type of habitat, including the most inhospitable, developing a very remarkable morphological diversity and a great metabolic diversity that makes them capable of synthesizing a very high number of bioactive, beneficial, or harmful compounds. Spirulina is an example of the benefits, which has been known as a food supplement for a long time. Cyanotoxins represent the negative aspect; they have different modes of action and can represent an environmental or even sanitary problem when accumulations of cyanobacteria occur, generally linked to episodes of eutrophication. In many countries, and throughout the European Union, there is legislation to control the levels of cyanotoxins in drinking or bathing waters, which is reduced or disappears with the implementation of adequate purification systems, but the growing development of food products and supplements based on microalgae and the boom of products derived from aquaculture make it necessary to implement protocols aimed at safeguarding food security.
Prof. Marina Aboal
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- toxic effects
- prevention and monitoring
- toxicity of bioactive compounds
- food safety