Special Issue "Molecular Genetics of Secondary Metabolite Biosynthesis in Fungal that Interact with Plants and Animals"
A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2019
Many fungi have the potential to produce a diverse suite of secondary metabolites, many of which can be toxic to various plants and animals. The biosynthesis of these molecules is often encoded in gene clusters in the genomes of producing organisms. In the last few decades, advances in genomics and metabolite analytical technologies has started linking many gene clusters to metabolites, but we are still only scratching the surface of the chemical diversity that fungi produce.
This Special Issue will collect recent studies on understanding how toxins (and secondary metabolites in general) are biosynthesised by fungi with a focus on fungi associated with plants and animals. Many of these interactions with plants and animals are pathogenic, but beneficial interactions, particularly between plants and fungi, are also common. The Issue hopes to cover the areas of genomics, biosynthetic pathway elucidation, regulation and regulatory networks, toxicology, and pathogenicity/virulence aspects of toxin biosynthesis by fungi.
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
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