Special Issue "Mycotoxins in Cereal Crops"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Valeria Terzi

Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Italy
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Interests: cereal genetics and genomics; fusarium genomics; FHB resistance; biocontrol; priming
Guest Editor
Dr. Caterina Morcia

Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Italy
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Interests: DNA-based traceability of plant and microbial species; mycotoxins monitoring; natural antimicrobials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The journal Foods (ISSN 2304-8158) is currently running a Special Issue entitled " Mycotoxins in Cereal Crops ", for which we are serving as Guest Editors.

Cereals are the most important food source worldwide, but their yield can be limited by single and multiple environmental stresses. Among biotic ones, great attention deserve mycotoxigenic fungi, affecting both cereal yield and quality. The mycotoxin contamination of cereals is in fact a whole world problem with negative impact on health safety and economic losses. Reducing mycotoxin contamination in cereal production chain, from field to food and feed, is therefore among priorities. Several different strategies can be activated to this aim, including breeding resistant varieties, adoption of suitable agronomic protocols, monitoring and control of fungal populations, adoption of technological solutions in different steps of cereal production and utilization chain.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect contributions deriving from different and complementary expertise focused on “Mycotoxins in Cereals” and their four “W”: What, When, Where, Why”. It would be an honor to receive contributions ranging from the current knowledge on the cereal diseases caused by mycotoxigenic fungi as well as all aspects of mycotoxins contamination of cereals and derived food and feed, taking into account control strategies in field, decontamination methods, as well as implications for health and economic aspect for cereal production chains.

Dr. Valeria Terzi
Dr. Caterina Morcia
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Mycotoxins
  • Cereals
  • Mycotoxigenic fungi
  • Detection methods
  • Occurrence and co-occurrence from grains to food/feed
  • Mycotoxins and climate change
  • Toxicity and health problems
  • Prevention, control and decontamination strategies from field to food/feed
  • Plant genetic resistance
  • Economics of mycotoxins

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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