Special Issue "Selected papers from 1st China Mycotoxin Conference: Current trends in mycotoxin prevention and control"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016)
Prof. Dr. Yang Liu
Deptartment of Food Safety & Quality Control, Institute of Food Science & Technology Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing
Mycotoxins contamination in agro-products has been of great concern globally during the last few decades. Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by fungi when they infect the agro-products. Most common mycotoxin producing fungi seen are the species of Aspergillus, Fusarium and Penicillium, and the toxins produced by them are aflatoxins, deoxynivalenol, fumonisins, ochratoxins, patulin, and zearalenone. Globally, several international organizations and countries have set several standard limits on mycotoxin contamination in agro products to prevent it from entering the food chain. In the recent years, several prevention and control measures have been taken in the pre- and post-harvest process to ensure food security, food safety, and to safeguard national economic interests. Fungal genomics play a new role in understanding the pathway of mycotoxins in the early warning and prevention of mycotoxins during pre- and post-harvest times. Advanced technologies have been developed for the rapid detection of mycotoxins in agro-products. Detoxification of mycotoxins has gained a great deal of attention in removing different mycotoxins from food and feed.
The aim of this Special Issue is to address a wide range of issues concerning mycotoxins, strongly orientation towards integrated strategies for mycotoxin minimization and including pre- and post-harvest control, plant genetic resistance, biodiversity and genomics of toxigenic fungi natural occurrence, toxicology, and analytical methods. We welcome both research or review articles proposing novelties or overviews, respectively, on these topics.
Prof. Dr. Yang Liu
Prof. Dr. Antonio Logrieco
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- pre and post-harvest