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Special Issue "Insecticidal Toxins: Application and Assessment"
A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 September 2022) | Viewed by 6719
Special Issue Editors
Interests: Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology; Pesticide Environmental Toxicology; physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms of insects adapting to toxic substances in the environment and food
Special Issue Information
Secondary metabolites generated by animals, plants, and microbes may be used in pest management, such as plant-produced azadirachtin and celangulin, avermectin generated from Streptomyces avermitili, spinosad from Saccharopolyspora spinosa, and Bt toxins synthesized by Bacillus thuringiensis and their derivatives. Some venoms, venomous protein or peptides of insectivore animals also have the potentiality to develop pesticides. These insecticidal toxins provide scientists with new ideas for biological control strategies. Unlike conventional chemical pesticides, biopesticides are environmentally friendly and are used as a component of integrated pest management (IPM) programs. Research in this field is becoming increasingly more popular today.
This Special Issue aims to shed light on the biosynthesis, regulation, and effects of these natural products on molecular, biochemical, and physiological levels, as well as the biology of populations and resistance mechanisms of pests to natural products. Original research articles, reviews, and reports on products of an insecticidal nature are welcomed. Your contribution will help this paper collection to summarize the progress of biopesticide research and offer guiding directions for future exploration.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- The biosynthesis of natural products in plants, animals, and microorganisms;
- Evolutionary analysis of insect adaptation to natural toxins;
- Biological and ecological characteristics of natural toxin stress on insects;
- Molecular mechanisms of natural toxin stress on insects;
- Mechanisms of adaptation to natural toxins in insects (including population, protein, and molecular level);
- A new view of insect adaptation to natural toxin stress and natural products used in pest management.
Prof. Dr. Xiwu Gao
Prof. Dr. Jianhong Li
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 2400 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.
- natural products
- insecticidal toxins
- Bt toxins