Special Issue "Emerging Marine Biotoxins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)
Emerging toxins, such as tetrodotoxins, ciguatoxins, palytoxins cyclic imines and others, which were mostly reported and related to certain geographical areas, are recently occurring in places where they have never been reported before. Climate change has been considered a key factor in the expansion of these toxins to new areas; however, this can be also be due to more intense biological invasions, more sensitive analytical methods, or even an increased scientific interest in these natural contaminations. The incidences of human intoxications due to the consumption of seafood contaminated with these toxins makes their study an important task to accomplish in order to protect human health.
This Special Issue will cover all emerging toxins that might be considered as a threat to human health, and different aspects, including analytical methods for detection and quantification, rapid tests for screening, toxicology, mode of action, occurrence, epidemiology, are considered as the main areas of interest.
Prof. Dr. Ana Gago-Martínez
Dr. Arjen Gerssen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Emerging marine biotoxins
- Analytical methods
- Detection and Quantification
- Rapid tests
- Mode of action
- Occurrence and Epidemiology