Special Issue "Promising Detoxification Strategies to Mitigate Mycotoxins in Food and Feed"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: mycotoxin detoxification; microbial detoxification; trichothecene mycotoxins; deoxynivalenol; patulin
Mycotoxins are secondary fungal metabolites associated with adverse health and productivity consequences. Annual costs related to mycotoxins occurrences in food/feed are continuing to rise, causing the international economy to lose billions of dollars.
After more than three decades of mycotoxin mitigation research, our understanding started to reach a pinnacle, where biological and enzymatic means can be used to address such toxins. Moreover, advances in food and feed processing techniques, coupled with state-of-the-art molecular research tools, are leading the way for optimized empirical and feasible solutions.
The focus of this Special Issue of Toxins will be on the most recent advances related to mitigating mycotoxin contamination in food and feed. A particular survey of recent microbial and enzymatic strategies will be highlighted. The most promising techniques in food/feed processing will also be encouraged in this context. Finally, a whole section on some selected promising research tools that have the potential to revolutionize this field will be included. Both research (in particular) and review articles proposing novelties or overview, respectively, are welcome.
Dr. Ting Zhou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Microbial detoxification /degradation / transformation / conversion
- Enzymatic detoxification /degradation / transformation / conversion
- Biological detoxification / mitigation / decontamination
- Chemical detoxification /mitigation / decontamination
- Physical detoxification /mitigation / decontamination
- Toxicity of resulting metabolites
- Integrated mitigation
- Methodology development