Special Issue "Detection and Control of Plant and Fungal Metabolites: An Application in Human Life"
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It is our pleasure to announce the launch of a new Special Issue of Toxins on the topic of “Detection and Control of Plant and Fungal Metabolites: An application in Human Life”, whose aim is to introduce novel and up-to-date detection methods used in control and suppression of different fungal and plant metabolites. Secondary metabolites originating from fungi are usually harmful for humans and animals and have a negative economic impact on agriculture and the food industry. Many of them are well known and are included in legislation, but there are plenty of newly detected fungal metabolites that need to be investigated, and their toxicity should be assessed. Plants tend to secrete toxic metabolites (deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside, zearalenone-4-sulphate, lotaustralin, etc.) when in stressful conditions such as fungal attack, meaning that plant metabolites are also present in the food chain and should be given more attention. These include aflatoxins produced by Aspergillus spp., trichothecenes, fumonisins, produced by Fusarium spp., ochratoxin by Aspergillus spp. and Penicillium spp., unspecific metabolites (brevianamide F, citreorosein, emodin, rugulusovin, tryptophol, etc.), and plant metabolites (deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside, zearalenone-4-sulphate, lotaustralin, etc.). Topics of interest include the genetics and biology of fungal and plant metabolite control, metabolite detection, plant breeding and selection for resistance, biocontrol, ecology/evolution of mycotoxigenic fungi, medically important mycotoxigenic fungi, mycotoxin risk assessment, and regulatory issues.
Prof. Dr. Kristina Mastanjević
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- metabolite control and suppression
- novel detection methods
- plant selection for resistance
- risk assessment