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Advances in Ecotoxicology Research of Harmful Algal Blooms Using OMICs

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Toxin-producing harmful algal blooms (HABs) in marine and continental waters constitute a severe environmental problem. HABs are reported all over the world in many different ecosystems and are caused by specific species of cyanobacteria and phytoplankton. Yet the progressive degradation and eutrophication of the aquatic ecosystems and changes in climate have been promoting the growth and the dispersal of HABs to new environments and the rise of more toxic species and strains. The presence and overgrowth of toxic microalgae has significant impacts on aquatic ecosystems structure and function, since many aquatic organisms and animals are sensitive to toxins produced by this group of microalgae.

This Research Topic is devoted to understanding the interaction of harmful algae blooms (HABs) with aquatic organisms, from an ecotoxicology perspective. Specifically, this collection aims to tackle the molecular responses and events related with the adverse effects caused by HABs on aquatic invertebrate and vertebrate species, and profound the understanding of the mode of action and the detoxification mechanisms of algal toxins in aquatic animals. The OMICs disciplines stand as one of the best strategies to develop this investigation given their potential to carry large-scale analysis of molecules (genes, proteins or metabolites) and to describe the molecular physiology of organisms. This Research Topic therefore aims to present the latest advances in this research field enabled by OMICs research.

We welcome all OMICs research work within the scope in the Ecotoxicology of Toxic Algae. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Cyanobacteria interactions with aquatic invertebrates and vertebrates,
• Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment of HABs,
• Mode of Action of Algal Toxins,
• Detoxification Mechanisms and Metabolism of Algal Toxins


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Toxin-producing harmful algal blooms (HABs) in marine and continental waters constitute a severe environmental problem. HABs are reported all over the world in many different ecosystems and are caused by specific species of cyanobacteria and phytoplankton. Yet the progressive degradation and eutrophication of the aquatic ecosystems and changes in climate have been promoting the growth and the dispersal of HABs to new environments and the rise of more toxic species and strains. The presence and overgrowth of toxic microalgae has significant impacts on aquatic ecosystems structure and function, since many aquatic organisms and animals are sensitive to toxins produced by this group of microalgae.

This Research Topic is devoted to understanding the interaction of harmful algae blooms (HABs) with aquatic organisms, from an ecotoxicology perspective. Specifically, this collection aims to tackle the molecular responses and events related with the adverse effects caused by HABs on aquatic invertebrate and vertebrate species, and profound the understanding of the mode of action and the detoxification mechanisms of algal toxins in aquatic animals. The OMICs disciplines stand as one of the best strategies to develop this investigation given their potential to carry large-scale analysis of molecules (genes, proteins or metabolites) and to describe the molecular physiology of organisms. This Research Topic therefore aims to present the latest advances in this research field enabled by OMICs research.

We welcome all OMICs research work within the scope in the Ecotoxicology of Toxic Algae. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Cyanobacteria interactions with aquatic invertebrates and vertebrates,
• Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment of HABs,
• Mode of Action of Algal Toxins,
• Detoxification Mechanisms and Metabolism of Algal Toxins


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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