Special Issue "Insect–Pathogen Interactions in Mass-Reared Insects"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 16806
Interests: insect viruses; virus-host interactions; baculovirus; virus evolution; virus taxonomy; antiviral defense; caterpillars; bees; dipteran insects
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Special Issue in Processes: State of the Art of Protein Expression Systems
Interests: insect pathology; microorganisms; fungi; co-evolution; apiculture; crickets; mealworms; biocontrol; food and feed; behavioral manipulation
The insect-rearing industry is rapidly growing, and mass production of insects is a core activity to address the global demand for better food safety and security. In addition, insects are mass reared for integrated pest management and insect vector control. Further valuable applications include pollination services, silk production and waste management. Successful application of mass-reared insects heavily relies on culturing large, healthy insect colonies. The insects are generally grown under high-density monoculture conditions in artificial environments. In such “insect factories”, the emergence of insect pathogens can be easily triggered, leading to extensive economic losses. This Special Issue aims to publish newly gained knowledge on the nature and biology of insect pathogens that threaten mass-reared insect colonies. We encourage the submission of papers that aim to better understand the underlying mechanisms of pathogen–host interactions. How these mechanisms lead to disease outbreaks and what (a)biotic factors can trigger or, on the contrary, how they can reduce the risk of such outbreaks is clearly within the focus of this Special Issue. The published data will (ultimately) contribute to more resilient insect farming.
Prof. Dr. Monique M. van Oers
Dr. Annete Bruun Jensen
Dr. Christina Nielsen-LeRoux
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Insects is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- mass-reared insects
- food and feed
- biocontrol agents
- waste management
- stress factors