Special Issue "Fusarium: Mycotoxins, Taxonomy and Pathogenicity"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Łukasz Stępień

Department of Pathogen Genetics and Plant Resistance, Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Strzeszyńska 34, 60-479 Poznań, Poland.
Interests: fungal plant pathogens; Fusarium genetics and secondary metabolism; plant-pathogen interaction; food safety

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue “Fusarium: Mycotoxins, Taxonomy, Pathogenicity” of Microorganisms aims to highlight the most recent reports on all aspects of Fusarium biology. Experts from the fields of plant pathology, genetics, chemistry, toxicology, and molecular biology are invited to contribute their newest findings in the form of full research articles, short communications or focused reviews to increase existing knowledge on this important group of fungi. Many Fusarium species are potent mycotoxin producers, which puts them among of the most devastating and dangerous plant pathogens worldwide. Mycotoxins are not only a threat to the health of mammals, but they often also show phytotoxic and antimicrobial activities. All studies on these aspects are welcome for this Special Issue. The mycotoxin profile is helpful in taxonomic studies, distinguishing sometimes closely related species, but molecular tools are even more powerful in Fusarium species identification and phylogeny, as great diversity of the Fusarium genus forces scientists to continuously revise the previously described taxons. Since evident climatic changes influence the contamination of plant material with Fusarium mycotoxins in new geographical areas and new toxins continuously emerge, reports revealing the chemotype or population changes in various environments are encouraged. Increased availability of sophisticated and advanced methods involving genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomics analyses allows for detailed deciphering of the mechanisms of Fusarium pathogenicity using multiple plant hosts and approaches, accelerating the advances in all fields of Fusarium research.

Dr. Łukasz Stępień
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Fusarium species characterization
  • mycotoxins in food and feed chains
  • chemotype and population changes
  • pathogenicity mechanisms

Published Papers

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