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Special Issue "Fungal Polyketides and Other Secondary Metabolites"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Prof. Dr. Laurent Dufossé E-Mail
Université de La Réunion, ESIROI Département Agroalimentaire, Laboratoire de Chimie des Substances Naturelles et des Sciences des Aliments, 2 rue Joseph Wetzell, F‐97490 Sainte‐Clotilde, La Réunion, France
Interests: microbial biotechnology; microbial production of pigments; dairy; fermentation; bioprocess engineering and fermentation technology
Fungal secondary metabolites cover a large group of compounds of primary importance for societies in the coming years. Several polyketides, terpenoids, alkaloids, lipids, and shikimate-derived fungal molecules have been highlighted in the past 20 years, with some of the most promising advantages for health and daily life.
Today's challenge in this field is clearly to increase scientific knowledge about the diversity and the characteristics of these chemical compounds. Our capacities to control their production and the opportunities we can design, to use them for our benefits, will be major keys for some future societal developments.
In this Special Issue dedicated to "Fungal Polyketides and Other Secondary Metabolites", research papers and reviews about the discovery of new fungal secondary metabolites are welcome, providing new evidence about fungi as potential sources of bioactive or more largely useful properties. New skills related to fungal compounds exerting toxic effects could be a topic worth following.
Investigations about the biosynthetic pathways of already known molecules, or original findings about their production, at a laboratory scale or at a pilot level, could be emphasized. Alternative and/or additional biotechnological processes for industrial applications may also be explored, as well as contributions regarding alternative greener extraction processes.
Current industrial applications, and description of their limits and further opportunities for the use of fungal compounds in food, beverage, pharmaceutic, cosmetic, textile, or painting industries, could also be part of this Special Issue.
Sincerely,Dr. Mireille Fouillaud
Prof. Laurent Dufossé
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- Biosynthetic pathway
- Biological properties
- Industrial application