Special Issue "Marine Shellfish Toxins"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2014
Dr. Alison Robertson
Marine Toxicology & Chemistry, Department of Marine Sciences, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688, USA
Interests: marine and freshwater toxin chemistry; biochemical pathways; metabolism; biomarkers of exposure; and method development for detection of chemical hazards in seafood
Shellfish toxins pose a significant public health concern worldwide. These toxins are potent bioactive metabolites produced by a variety of dinoflagellate, diatom, and cyanobacterial species in marine and freshwater ecosystems. Within each major class, these toxins include a vast array of congeners, differing greatly in terms of structure, pharmacological action, and toxicity. This combined special issue for Marine Drugs and Toxins is dedicated to recent advances in marine and freshwater shellfish toxin research. We encourage shellfish toxin research that reports on: 1) the discovery of novel shellfish toxins, metabolites and biochemical pathways relevant to human health, 2) the elucidation of biochemical or molecular targets for toxin detection, 3) research that enhances our understanding and linkage of ecological and functional roles of shellfish toxins, and 4) evaluation of new and emerging human health hazards on a regional and global scale including the evaluation of trophic pathways and toxicology.
I am honored to serve as a guest editor for this special issue and would encourage all scientists to submit their latest findings in an effort to enhance our collective knowledge and communication of marine and freshwater shellfish toxin research.
Dr. Alison Robertson
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- shellfish toxins
- harmful algal blooms
- biomolecular pathways
- trophic transfer
- chemical ecology