Special Issue "Ecology and Toxicology of Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 6296
Interests: microcystins; ecotoxicology; reproductive toxicology; hepatotoxicity; nonalcoholic steatohepatitis; glutathione detoxification; metabolites; human health
2. State Key Laboratory of Eco-hydraulics in Northwest Arid Region, Faculty of Water Resources and Hydroelectric Engineering, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an 710048, China
Interests: microcystin; cyanotoxin; Microcystis; cyanobacteria; toxic mechanisms; reproductive toxicity; developmental toxicity; hepatotoxicity; carcinogenicity; endocrine-disrupting effects
Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, are a primitive group of oxygenic photosynthetic bacterial microorganisms and can be found in all terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. However, eutrophication and global warming are likely to increase the frequency, magnitude, intensity and duration of cyanobacterial blooms in many aquatic ecosystems globally. Cyanobacterial blooms can adversely affect water quality, including increased turbidity, hypoxia, anoxia and production of unpleasant odors and tastes. Cyanobacterial blooms are also a potential health hazard due to the ability of some species to produce toxins (e.g., microcystins) that are toxic to other living organisms, including humans.
This Special Issue of Toxins calls for manuscripts that deal with all areas of the ecology and toxicology of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins. Subject areas of this Special Issue may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Understanding cyanobacterial blooms across multiple scales ranging from molecular to satellite imagery;
- Cellular physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of cyanobacteria;
- Interactions of cyanobacteria and other organisms including algae/phytoplankton, zooplankton, microorganisms, zoobenthos and fish;
- Chemistry and diversity of cyanotoxins and secondary metabolites;
- Genetics and biosynthesis of cyanotoxins of cyanobacteria;
- Methods of identification/detection of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins;
- Impact of environmental factors on cyanobacteria and cyanotoxin production;
- Monitoring cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins in the environment and risk evaluation;
- Accumulation of cyanotoxins by living organisms including aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals including humans;
- Methods of removal of cyanotoxins from the environment and food;
- Toxicity of cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins and toxic mechanisms;
- Biotransformation and detoxification of cyanotoxins;
- Therapy/treatment of cyanobacteria-associated toxicity;
- Co-occurrence of cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins with other environmental health hazards;
- Management of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins.
Prof. Dr. Jun Chen
Prof. Dr. Liang Chen
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- global climate change and eutrophication
- harmful cyanobacterial blooms
- cyanotoxin diversity and production
- monitoring and detection
- occurrence and accumulation
- human and ecosystem health
- toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics
- toxic mechanisms
- risk assessment and management