Special Issue "Harmful Cyanobacteria and Their Metabolites"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jussi Meriluoto
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Guest Editor
Biochemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Interests: toxic and bioactive compounds of cyanobacteria; chemical analysis; transfer of cyanotoxins in food webs
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Dr. Nada Tokodi
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Guest Editor
Department of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
Interests: cyanobacteria; blooms; cyanotoxins; microcystin; health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The ongoing eutrophication of aquatic ecosystems has increased cyanobacterial blooms and also intensified the problems caused by the blooms. Harmful cyanobacteria and their toxic metabolites are known to cause health concerns in humans, animals, and plants, and water-users continue to experience cyanobacterial hazards and nuisance in Europe and other parts of the world as evidenced by some recent events.

The Special Issue "Harmful Cyanobacteria and Their Metabolites" in the journal Applied Sciences has a wide scope and it is intended to address some of the gaps in our knowledge concerning the management of cyanobacterial problems. It deals with, e.g., the occurrence of harmful cyanobacteria, methods for the analysis of noxious cyanometabolites, fate/impact/health effects of cyanotoxins, as well as management measures related to harmful cyanobacteria.

Some examples of work relevant for the Special Issue includes manuscripts on toxic invasive cyanobacteria; occurrence of toxic cyanobacteria in less-studied environments; cyanobacterial adaptations to climate change especially in relation to toxin production; cyanobacterial production of taste and odor compounds; management of harmful cyanobacteria in protected ecosystems; exposure assessment and effects of cyanotoxins in aquatic and terrestrial organisms including humans; novel methods for monitoring and analysis of cyanotoxins; prevention and control measures for the elimination of cyanobacterial problems. Review papers promoting international initiatives for the management of cyanobacterial problems may also be considered if presented with a strong scientific rationale but the potential authors of such papers are encouraged to contact the Guest Editors in advance.

Dr. Jussi Meriluoto
Dr. Nada Tokodi
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Toxic invasive cyanobacteria
  • Ecotoxicology related to toxic cyanobacteria
  • Health effects of cyanotoxins
  • Taste and odor compounds of cyanobacteria
  • Methods for monitoring and analysis of harmful cyanobacteria and their metabolites
  • Prevention and control measures for the elimination of cyanobacterial problems, and international initiatives related to these

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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