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Special Issue "Molecular Biology and Genomic Strategies to Mitigate the Effects of Mycotoxins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: biotechnology; genomics; evolutionary biology; molecular biology
Interests: molecular toxicology; functional genomics of disease; food safety; dietary carcinogens; mechanisms of carcinogenesis and chemoprevention
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by ubiquitous fungi that are toxic to humans, animals, and plants. The majority of species in the genera Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Fusarium grow on food and feeds, posing a risk to human and animal health, and carry through to food products. The extent of mycotoxin contamination is exacerbated by increasingly unfavorable environmental conditions, including temperature and humidity changes resulting from climate change. Although much research has been dedicated to identifying means to mitigate the effects of mycotoxin exposure, there is an increasing need to identify and understand the genetic basis of resistant phenotypes. Phenotypes that can either be applied to animal populations through genetic selection or engineered to enhance mycotoxin resistance will be of increased value and necessity.
The focus of this Special Issue of Toxins is the application of molecular toxicology, molecular biology, and genomic tools, including high throughput assays, to understand the genetic basis for variation in response to environmental mycotoxins. The ultimate aim of such studies is the identification of resistant genomes to reduce the impact of mycotoxins linked to human and animal disease and toxicity.
Prof. Dr. Kent M. Reed
Prof. Dr. Roger A. Coulombe, Jr.
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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.
- molecular toxicology