This Frontiers Research Topic presents research papers and reviews that explore novel approaches expanding our understanding of the development of toxic phytoplankton blooms and their immense performance in a changing environment, with particular focus on Microcystis sp. It aims to address various aspects of cyanobacterial blooms including the following:
• abiotic and biotic drivers of cyanobacteria blooms
• biological role of secondary metabolites, including cyanotoxins, in the bloom’s lifecycle,
• allelopathic and info-chemical interactions between microorganisms involved in toxic blooms,
• competition in host/parasite interactions, including cy-anophages,
• novel strategies for mitigation of cyanobacterial blooms.
Aaron Kaplan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel),
Rainer Kurmayer, University of Innsbruck, Austria,
Assaf Sukenik, Kinneret Limnological Laboratory, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Migdal, Israel.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 01 April 2020.