Special Issue "Knowledge-Based Biotechnology for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: phenolic compounds; antioxidants; marine drugs; food safety; bioaccessibility; functional foods
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Interests: natural products; flavonoids; Stilbenoids; Pharmacokinetics; phytochemicals; diabetes; glycosylation; polyphenols; nutrition and metabolism; biological activity; function food; polyphenol-protein interaction
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Interests: cancer signaling; RNA biology; chemotherapeutic drug resistance; chemotherapeutic role of nature derived small molecules; chemopreventive role of dietary constituents
Renewable biological resources are the basis of a knowledge-based bioeconomy (food, feed, agriculture, forest based, fisheries, aquaculture, biochemistry, etc.). The increasing demand for biological resources, both in quantity and quality, can only be met through innovation and advancement of knowledge in the sustainable management, production and use of these biological resources (micro-organisms, plants and animals). This Special Issue brings together all relevant actors (appropriate research disciplines and industrial sectors, farmers, forest owners, consumers, etc.) to develop the basis for new, sustainable, safer, affordable, eco-efficient and competitive products. This will help increase the competitiveness of agriculture and biotechnology, seed and food companies, in particular high-tech SMEs, while improving social welfare and well-being and reducing environmental footprints.
This key research into the safety of food and feed chains, diet-related diseases, food choices and the impact of food and nutrition on health will help to fight diet-related disorders (e.g., obesity, allergies, etc.) and infectious diseases (e.g., transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, avian flu, bluetongue, etc.), while making important contributions to the implementation of existing, and the formulation of future, policies and regulations in the area of public, animal and plant health and consumer protection.
Prof. Dr. Jesus Simal-Gandara
Prof. Dr. Jianbo Xiao
Dr. Md Afjalus Siraj
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- natural waste and byproducts
- valorization strategies
- bioprocesses optimization
- added-value products
- food and feed chains
- diet-related disorders
- infectious diseases
- policies in the area of public, animal and plant health
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Phytoremediation of Trace Elements: A Sustainable Green Solution for Clean Environment
Authors: S. M. Omar Faruque Babu 1, M. Belal Hossain 2, M. Safiur Rahman 3, Moshiur Rahman 4, A. S. Shafiuddin Ahmed 5, Md. Monjurul Hasan 6, Ahmed Rakib 7, Talha Bin Emran 8, Jianbo Xiao 9 and Jesus Simal-Gandara 9
Affiliations: 1 Technical Service Division, EON group, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2 Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Sonapur 3814, Bangladesh
3 Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, Chemistry Division, Atomic Energy Centre Dhaka (AECD), GPO Box 164, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
4 Department of Fisheries (DoF), Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Bangladesh
5 Technical Service Division, Opsonin Pharma Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
6 Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Riverine Station, Chandpur, Bangladesh
7 Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh
8 Department of Pharmacy, BGC Trust University Bangladesh, Chittagong 4381, Bangladesh
9 Nutrition and Bromatology Group, Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, University of Vigo, Ourense Campus, E32004 Ourense, Spain
Abstract: Contamination of aquatic ecosystems by various sources has become a major worry all over the world. Pollutants can enter the human body through the food chain from aquatic and soil habitats. These pollutants can cause various chronic diseases in humans and mortality if they collect in the body over an extended period. Although the phytoremediation technique cannot completely remove harmful materials, it is an environmentally benign, cost-effective, and natural process that has no negative effects on the environment. The main types of phytoremediation, their mechanisms, and strategies to raise the remediation rate and the use of genetically altered plants, phytoremediation plant prospects, economics, and usable plants were reviewed in this review. Several factors influence the phytoremediation process, including types of contaminants, pollutant characteristics, and plant species selection, climate considerations, flooding and aging, the effect of salt, soil parameters, and redox potential. Phytoremediation's environmental and economic efficiency, use, and relevance are depicted in our work. Multiple recent breakthroughs in phytoremediation technologies were also mentioned in this review.
Keywords: Phytoremediation; trace elements; pollution; green environment; aquatic plant