Special Issue "The Route of Mycotoxins from Farm to Fork"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Armando Venâncio

Centro de Engenharia Biológica, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
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Interests: food safety; food mycology and mycotoxins; fate of mycotoxins in food processing; mitigation of the risk of mycotoxins in the food chain
Guest Editor
Prof. Paula Rodrigues

Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal
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Interests: food safety; food preservation technologies; food mycology; mycotoxicology; ecophysiology of toxigenic fungi; mycotoxin control strategies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mycotoxins are toxic compounds produced by some species of filamentous fungi in agricultural crops at pre- and post-harvest stages, and in animal products at processing stages. Filamentous fungi are ubiquitous in nature and, for this reason, mycotoxins may be generally regarded as natural and unavoidable. Mycotoxins have always plagued mankind, both before and since the beginning of organized crop production; they have attracted worldwide scientific, political, and economic attention in the last fifty years because of the significant economic losses associated with their impacts on human health, animal productivity, and international trade.

This Special Issue will publish works on distribution, ecology, and inactivation of mycotoxigenic fungi, as well as on the occurrence, detection, and segregation of mycotoxins in the food chain. Special emphasis will be given to studies dealing with emergent, modified, or masked mycotoxins. Original laboratory studies, as well as critical review papers, are cordially invited for submission to this Special Issue of Microorganisms

Prof. Armando Venâncio
Prof. Paula Rodrigues
Guest Editors 

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • mycotoxins (including modified and masked forms)
  • mycotoxigenic fungi occurrence and control
  • fate during food processing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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