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Special Issue "Mycotoxigenic Fungi and Their Interactions with Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: Role of mycotoxins in fungal biology, genetics and molecular biology, prevention of mycotoxin accumulation in feeds and forages; genetics and biology of endophytic fungi
Interests: Effect of control measurements on fungi–host interaction and mycotoxin production Physiological aspects of mycotoxins in the interaction with the host plant; Role of mycotoxins in infection and colonization process; Plant resistance mechanisms in relation to infection process of mycotoxigenic fungi
Mycotoxigenic fungi and their mycotoxin are a long-standing problem in food and feed production systems worldwide. Mycotoxin are secondary metabolites, and accumulating evidence has shown that the production of these secondary metabolites is highly variable and can be triggered by diverse environmental and cellular signals, from fungi as well as from hosts. The complex interplay between environmental conditions, fungus metabolism, and host determine the outcome of the fungal infection and colonization process. Certain mycotoxins play a dominant role in the infection and colonization process (e.g., DON), while the role of other mycotoxins remains unclear. A good understanding of the plant–mycotoxigenic fungus interaction can be the first step in the development of a durable control system for mycotoxin contamination in our food systems.
This Special Issue aims to gain insight in the interaction between mycotoxigenic fungi and their host plants. Submissions dealing with the physiological aspects of mycotoxins in the interaction with the host plant, plant resistance mechanisms in relation to the infection process of mycotoxigenic fungi, and molecular cross-talk between plants and mycotoxigenic fungi are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Gretchen A. Kuldau
Prof. Dr. Geert Haesaert
Manuscript Submission Information
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- secondary metabolites
- host plant
- control measurements