Special Issue "Advanced Methods for Mycotoxins Detection"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019
Advances in knowledge on fungal toxins and their toxicity are bringing to light new threats, but also new opportunities for the development of analytical methods for their detection.
On the one hand, the requirement of assuring food safety along the production chain and controlling trading commodities in an even-more-globalized world demands sensitive, rapid, cheap and easy-to-operate analytical tools to permit diffuse actions and continuous monitoring of these hazardous compounds.
Parallel to innovative approaches to expedite mycotoxin determination, the development of advanced instrumental techniques is highly urgent to address new concerns, such as: detecting co-occurring mycotoxins and investigating potentially-synergistic effects; identifying new emerging mycotoxins; and unveiling masked mycotoxins (i.e., modified compounds produced by plant and animal metabolism).
The number and variety of samples involved in mycotoxin contamination is growing day-by-day, requiring the adaptation of analytical methods and especially developing appropriate extraction protocols. Extraction and detection of mycotoxins should begin to incorporate green chemistry principles.
This Special Issue will cover advances in assay design, extraction protocols, and innovative detection strategies with an emphasis on multi-target methods and methods to detect mycotoxins in non-conventional samples (e.g., non-regulated commodities) and will provide an overview of the usefulness of advanced analytical tools for gaining insights into mycotoxin occurrence and diffusion.Dr. Laura Anfossi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- multiplexing detection
- QuECheRs extraction
- masked mycotoxins
- hidden mycotoxins
- emerging mycotoxins
- survey on mycotoxin occurrence
- rapid methods
- on field analysis
- method validation
- non-targeted analysis