Special Issue "Advances in Mycotoxin Research"

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A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2009)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Jeffrey W. Cary
Molecular Biologist USDA, ARS, SRRC, 1100 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124-4305, USA
Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=907
E-Mail: jeff.cary@ars.usda.gov
Phone: +1 504 286 4264
Fax: +1 504 286 4533
Interests: molecular biology of mycotoxin biosynthesis and regulation; fungal-host plant interactions; secondary metabolism; gene clusters; genomics; antifungal peptides; transgenic approaches to mycotoxin elimination in plants

Guest Editor
Dr. Ana Calvo
Northern Illinois University, Biological Sciences, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy Montgomery Hall, Dekalb, IL 60115, USA
Website: http://www.bios.niu.edu/calvo/calvo.shtml
E-Mail: amcalvo@niu.edu

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fungi produce a diverse array of secondary metabolites some of which have desirable antibiotic properties while others are harmful toxins. Mycotoxins can have adverse impacts on the health of humans and other animals as well as negative economic impacts on agriculture and associated industries. It is estimated that almost a third of the world’s food supply is contaminated with mycotoxins. Developing countries are often without the resources to detect and monitor mycotoxins in their food supplies and are therefore the hardest hit both economically and health-wise due to the presence of mycotoxins in agricultural crops. This special issue of Toxins is devoted to recent advances in mycotoxin research with emphasis placed on the most agriculturally relevant fungi and the mycotoxins they produce. These include aflatoxins produced mainly by Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus, trichothecenes produced mainly by Fusarium graminearum, fumonisins produced by Fusarium verticillioides and ochratoxin produced mainly by Aspergillus ochraceus and Penicillium verrucosum. Topics of interest will include the genetics and biology of fungal toxin production, mycotoxin detection, plant breeding and transgenic technologies for resistance, biocontrol, ecology/evolution of mycotoxigenic fungi, medically important mycotoxigenic fungi, and mycotoxin risk management and regulatory issues.

Ana Calvo, Ph. D.
Jeffrey W. Cary, Ph. D.
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • Aspergillus
  • Fusarium
  • mycotoxins
  • aflatoxins
  • fumonisins
  • trichothecenes
  • ochratoxin
  • secondary metabolites
  • regulation
  • detection

Published Papers (12 papers)

by , , , , ,  and
Toxins 2010, 2(4), 919-933; doi:10.3390/toxins2040919
Received: 28 February 2010; in revised form: 15 April 2010 / Accepted: 19 April 2010 / Published: 26 April 2010
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by ,  and
Toxins 2010, 2(4), 613-631; doi:10.3390/toxins2040613
Received: 2 February 2010; in revised form: 4 March 2010 / Accepted: 10 March 2010 / Published: 5 April 2010
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by ,  and
Toxins 2010, 2(4), 572-592; doi:10.3390/toxins2040572
Received: 4 February 2010; in revised form: 12 March 2010 / Accepted: 31 March 2010 / Published: 1 April 2010
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by ,  and
Toxins 2010, 2(4), 367-381; doi:10.3390/toxins2040367
Received: 19 February 2010; in revised form: 16 March 2010 / Accepted: 17 March 2010 / Published: 24 March 2010
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by  and
Toxins 2010, 2(4), 382-398; doi:10.3390/toxins2040382
Received: 29 January 2010; in revised form: 23 February 2010 / Accepted: 19 March 2010 / Published: 24 March 2010
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by ,  and
Toxins 2010, 2(4), 399-416; doi:10.3390/toxins2040399
Received: 27 January 2010; in revised form: 15 March 2010 / Accepted: 19 March 2010 / Published: 24 March 2010
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by , ,  and
Toxins 2010, 2(3), 353-366; doi:10.3390/toxins2030353
Received: 28 January 2010; in revised form: 12 March 2010 / Accepted: 15 March 2010 / Published: 18 March 2010
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by ,  and
Toxins 2010, 2(2), 297-309; doi:10.3390/toxins2020297
Received: 5 January 2010; in revised form: 17 February 2010 / Accepted: 23 February 2010 / Published: 25 February 2010
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by , , ,  and
Toxins 2010, 2(2), 229-261; doi:10.3390/toxins2020229
Received: 10 December 2009; in revised form: 18 January 2010 / Accepted: 21 January 2010 / Published: 2 February 2010
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Toxins 2009, 1(2), 196-207; doi:10.3390/toxins1020196
Received: 17 November 2009; in revised form: 4 December 2009 / Accepted: 9 December 2009 / Published: 10 December 2009
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Toxins 2009, 1(2), 173-187; doi:10.3390/toxins1020173
Received: 13 November 2009; in revised form: 20 November 2009 / Accepted: 7 December 2009 / Published: 8 December 2009
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by , ,  and
Toxins 2009, 1(2), 188-195; doi:10.3390/toxins1020188
Received: 9 October 2009; in revised form: 19 November 2009 / Accepted: 8 December 2009 / Published: 8 December 2009
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