Fusarium and Mycotoxin
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021) | Viewed by 5082
Interests: plant–pathogen interactions; biocontrol; endophytic fungi; green leaf volatiles (GLVs); biogenic volatile compounds (BVOCs); plant defense priming; plant hormones; phenomics; genome-editing in fungi; plant defense pathways; biodegradation of mycotoxins; mycotoxin prediction and modelling; bioassays to assess toxicity of trichothecenes and their derivatives
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Fungi belonging to the genus Fusarium are known to have the capacity to produce a plethora of secondary metabolites. When these metabolites are toxic for humans and/or animals, they are called mycotoxins. The majority of the Fusarium spp. are plant pathogens causing huge yield losses in different crops (e.g. cereals, banana, tomato etc.). Depending on the species and/or isolate, the mycotoxins comprise polyketides, terpenoids, cyclodepsipeptides and many others. Recent advances in epidemiology have shown that climate change pushes these fungi to geographic areas where they have not been reported before, so research on this genus is timely and highly needed.
For some of these mycotoxins, their role in fungal development and epidemiology has been studied in detail. Nevertheless, for many other members of the Fusarium genus, their role in the fungal life cycle remains enigmatic.
In this special issue, we kindly invite the Fusarium research community, to submit papers that provide the newest insights into the role of well-known and emerging mycotoxins in the biology, physiology and epidemiology of Fusarium spp. We encourage the submission of papers that focus on Fusarium spp. and their mycotoxins interacting with other crops than cereals. Papers dealing merely with survey data are not suited to be published in this special issue of Microorganisms.
We hope that the contributions in this special issue will shed new lights on this intriguing genus and its toxic metabolites. We welcome both original research papers and review papers.
Prof. Dr. Kris Audenaert
Dr. Maarten Ameye
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