Special Issue "Recent Advances in Fusarium Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
This “Fusarium” Special Issue of Toxins aims to collect some of most updated works on Fusarium where experts on mycology, genetics, plant pathology, chemistry and toxicology can contribute to increase knowledge on this fungal genus. Fusarium includes many of the most plant pathogenic species worldwide that produce a wide range of mycotoxins. The mycotoxins, beside exerting a variety of toxic activities toward mammals, can often be toxic for the plants. Moreover, the genus encompasses many other species that can have a dangerous profile of mycotoxins although not pathogens on the plants; they colonize several other kinds of environment; finally, they can be pathogens to human and animals. Several research groups worldwide devote tremendous efforts for selecting tools aiming to reduce Fusarium mycotoxin damages both in the field and as natural contaminants of agro-food products. The use of prediction models for Fusarium mycotoxins in the field; early chemical or genetic analyses for the identification of the different Fusarium species and related mycotoxins in the crops; alternative agronomic pathways; application of fungicides or biological control agents; and the use of bacteria and their enzymes for mycotoxin degradation in food/feed commodities, are all well-studied research topics at global level. However, many research areas remain undiscovered. In addition, major evidence does exist that the current climatic changes are influencing the contamination of Fusarium mycotoxins in new geographical areas and causing the occurrence of new emerging toxins. On the other hand, the complexity and the great biodiversity of the Fusarium species, a genus in continuous taxonomic revisiting, require more sophisticated and advanced analyses to generate and analyze more widely the Fusarium species genomes and metabolic profiles, respectively, since the poly-omic approach is a powerful tool for unraveling the genetic and mycotoxin profile variability of this intriguing fungal genus.
Dr. Antonio Moretti
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- analytical methods
- DNA-based detection methods
- Fusarium mycotoxins