Special Issue on Detection of Pesticides and Their Effects on Enzymes

Submission Deadline: Oct. 20, 2019

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Hatice Palüzar
      Department of Chemistry and Chemical Porcess Technology, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
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    • Engin Asav
      Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kırklareli University, Kırklareli, Turkey
    • Çağatay Altınkök
      Department of Chemistry, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
  • Introduction

    In agriculture, farmers use numerous pesticides to protect crops and seeds before and after harvesting. Pesticide is a term used in broad sense for organic toxic compounds used to control insects, bacteria, weeds, nematodes, rodents and other pests. The pesticide residues may enter into the food chain through air, water and soil. They affect ecosystems and cause several health problems to animals and humans. Pesticides can be carcinogenic and cytotoxic. They can produce bone marrow and nerve disorders, infertility, and immunological and respiratory diseases. Detection of pesticides at the levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) remains a challenge. Chromatographic methods coupled to selective detectors have been traditionally used for pesticide analysis due to their sensitivity, reliability and efficiency. Nevertheless, they are time-consuming and laborious, and require expensive equipment and highly-trained technicians. Due to the large amounts of pesticides commonly used and their impact on health, prompt and accurate pesticide analysis is important. Optical, electrochemical and piezoelectric biosensors have been reported based on the pesticide detection method. Especially enzyme biosensors for pesticide detection are based on measurements of enzyme inhibition or on direct measurements of compounds involved in the enzymatic reaction. So that determination of pesticide effects on enzymes lead to design biosensors.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. In vitro effects of pesticides
    2. Pesticide biosensors
    3. Enzyme inhibition
    4. Environment chemistry
    5. Biochemistry
    6. The mode of action of plant protection agents such as insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and similar compounds

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.biochemmolbio.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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