Special Issue "Omic Technologies Applied to the Study of Marine Shellfish Toxins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2021).
Interests: marine shellfish toxins; toxin uptake and elimination in shellfish; biotransformation; gene expression; transcriptomics; bivalve mollusks; aquaculture; broodstock conditioning; metamorphosis
Interests: marine shellfish toxins; toxin uptake and elimination in shellfish; molecular biology; transcriptomics; bivalve mollusks; aquaculture; broodstock conditioning; metamorphosis; settlement
Marine shellfish, especially filter feeders, can accumulate toxins in their tissues during harmful algal blooms. Toxins originated in phytoplankton species (dinoflagellates and diatoms principally) are ingested and are concentrated by shellfish. Consumption of toxin-containing shellfish can cause human health problems. The principal types of shellfish poisoning are paralytic (PSP), neurotoxic (NSP), diarrheic (DSP), amnestic (ASP) and azaspiracid (ASP). Shellfish toxins also have adverse economic impacts, leading to harvesting closures. The so called “-omics” technologies (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics) allow the simultaneous detection and quantification of thousands of genes, mRNAs, proteins or metabolites in a specific biological sample. These high-throughput technologies provide powerful methods to analyze all members of a family of molecules in a single analysis.
In this Special Issue, we welcome papers on all aspects of -omics approaches applied to the study of marine shellfish toxins. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: mechanisms of uptake, distribution, metabolism and excretion of toxins in shellfish; effects of toxins in shellfish at the molecular, cellular and physiological levels; identification of biomarkers that can be used to study toxin exposure and its effects; and molecular mechanisms of toxicity and identification of toxin metabolites.Prof. Antonio J. Pazos
Prof. M. Luz Pérez-Parallé
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- marine shellfish toxins
- diarrheic shellfish poisoning
- paralytic shellfish poisoning
- amnesic shellfish poisoning
- neurotoxic shellfish poisoning
- harmful algal blooms