Special Issue "Biosynthesis, Accumulation, and Bioactivity of Secondary Metabolites in Cyanobacteria"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: bioactive secondary metabolites in eukaryotic and prokaryotic algae; algal physiology and metabolism; taxonomy of cyanobacteria and eukaryotic marine algae. Techniques include within laboratory LC-MS/MS and UPLC-TOF, as well as university UPLC-fusion tribrid obitrap mass spectrometry
Interests: isolation and structure characterization of marine natural products; algal toxin detection; secondary metabolite biosynthesis
Cyanobacterial toxins (cyanotoxins) can pose health risks by contaminating drinking water and recreational waters. Additional socioeconomic costs include negative impacts on fisheries and tourism. This dedicated volume presents current information on cyanobacterial classification, biosynthesis, isolation and characterization of new compounds, and environmental control of cyanotoxin accumulation. While diverse knowledge has already been published on four toxins (microcystins/nodularins, anatoxins, cylindrospermopsins, and saxitoxins), over 150 other classes of cyanobacterial bioactive metabolites are known but are less well characterized with respect to their biological activity, biosynthesis, and potential environmental impact. The co-occurrence of these toxins is widespread, suggesting a possible synergistic bioactivity of toxins that is understudied. Additionally, novel detection methods for new toxins will be addressed.
Prof. Paul V. Zimba
Dr. Matthew J. Bertin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- cyanobacteria secondary metabolites
- toxin classification