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MycoKey round table discussions of future directions in research on chemical detection methods, genetics and biodiversity of mycotoxins

(2018) TOXINS. 10(3).
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MycoKey, an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project, includes a series of "Roundtable Discussions" to gather information on trending research areas in the field of mycotoxicology. This paper includes summaries of the Roundtable Discussions on Chemical Detection and Monitoring of mycotoxins and on the role of genetics and biodiversity in mycotoxin production. Discussions were managed by using the nominal group discussion technique, which generates numerous ideas and provides a ranking for those identified as the most important. Four questions were posed for each research area, as well as two questions that were common to both discussions. Test kits, usually antibody based, were one major focus of the discussions at the Chemical Detection and Monitoring roundtable because of their many favorable features, e.g., cost, speed and ease of use. The second area of focus for this roundtable was multi-mycotoxin detection protocols and the challenges still to be met to enable these protocols to become methods of choice for regulated mycotoxins. For the genetic and biodiversity group, both the depth and the breadth of trending research areas were notable. For some areas, e.g., microbiome studies, the suggested research questions were primarily of a descriptive nature. In other areas, multiple experimental approaches, e.g., transcriptomics, proteomics, RNAi and gene deletions, are needed to understand the regulation of toxin production and mechanisms underlying successful biological controls. Answers to the research questions will provide starting points for developing acceptable prevention and remediation processes. Forging a partnership between scientists and appropriately-placed communications experts was recognized by both groups as an essential step to communicating risks, while retaining overall confidence in the safety of the food supply and the integrity of the food production chain.
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antibodies, biological control, communication with non-scientists, metabolomics, microbiome, multi-mycotoxin detection protocols, nominal group discussion technique, proteomics, transcriptomics

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Leslie, John F, Veronica Lattanzio, Kris Audenaert, Paola Battilani, Jeffrey Cary, Sofia N Chulze, Sarah De Saeger, et al. 2018. “MycoKey Round Table Discussions of Future Directions in Research on Chemical Detection Methods, Genetics and Biodiversity of Mycotoxins.” Toxins.
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Leslie, J. F., Lattanzio, V., Audenaert, K., Battilani, P., Cary, J., Chulze, S. N., De Saeger, S., et al. (2018). MycoKey round table discussions of future directions in research on chemical detection methods, genetics and biodiversity of mycotoxins. TOXINS.
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Leslie JF, Lattanzio V, Audenaert K, Battilani P, Cary J, Chulze SN, et al. MycoKey round table discussions of future directions in research on chemical detection methods, genetics and biodiversity of mycotoxins. TOXINS. 2018.
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Leslie, John F, Veronica Lattanzio, Kris Audenaert, et al. “MycoKey Round Table Discussions of Future Directions in Research on Chemical Detection Methods, Genetics and Biodiversity of Mycotoxins.” TOXINS 2018 : n. pag. Print.
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  articleno    = {109},
  author       = {Leslie, John F and Lattanzio, Veronica and Audenaert, Kris and Battilani, Paola and Cary, Jeffrey and Chulze, Sofia N and De Saeger, Sarah and Gerardino, Annamaria and Karlovsky, Petr and Liao, Yu-Cai and Maragos, Chris M and Meca, Giuseppe and Medina, Angel and Moretti, Antonio and Munkvold, Gary and Mule, Giuseppina and Njobeh, Patrick and Pecorelli, Ivan and Perrone, Giancarlo and Pietri, Amedeo and Palazzini, Juan M and Proctor, Robert H and Rahayu, Endang S and Ramirez, Maria L and Samson, Robert and Stroka, Jorg and Sulyok, Michael and Sumarah, Mark and Waalwijk, Cees and Zhang, Qi and Zhang, Hao and Logrieco, Antonio F},
  issn         = {2072-6651},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {19},
  series       = {TOXINS},
  title        = {MycoKey round table discussions of future directions in research on chemical detection methods, genetics and biodiversity of mycotoxins},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/toxins10030109},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2018},
}

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