Special Issue "Occurrence, Detection and Mitigation of Microbial Toxins"
A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021) | Viewed by 5055
Interests: Development and applications of separation and mass spectrometry (MS) methods for qualitative and quantitative analyses of cyanotoxins and other biomolecules, such as peptides, proteins, lipids, and glycans.
Microbes and their toxins are found in various habitats and media, including water, air, and soil. Microbial toxins negatively impact human health through contamination of air, water, houses, and food. Anthropogenic activities including climate change are moving the historical geospatial and temporal boundaries of microbes. Changing locations of niche habitat, seasonal patterns, and intensity of microbial growth influence innate uncertainties in resource management and mitigation strategies.
In order to protect human and environmental health, technologies are needed to discover and quantitate microbial toxins, such as mycotoxins, cyanotoxins, bacterial toxins, and algal toxins. These technologies provide the data needed to create predictive models and mitigation strategies. With climate change as a primary transboundary driver, geospatial and temporal monitoring is needed to create new predictive microbial toxin models. Mitigation strategies need to be tested and implemented with monitoring to determine success. Therefore, research focused on discovering, monitoring, modeling, and mitigating microbial toxins is of utmost importance in order to protect human life necessities such as housing, food, air, and water.
This Special Issue of Toxins seeks research studies that involve the development of methods for detection, and quantification of microbial toxins in biological and environmental samples. In particular, studies that present novel technologies for automated sample collection, separation, and/or qualitative and quantitative analyses of microbial toxins are of interest. Additionally, research or review papers focusing on predictive modeling and mitigation of microbial toxins are welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Dragan Isailovic
Prof. Dr. Judy Westrick
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