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Probiotics in Food Safety and Human Health
edited by Ipek Goktepe

Probiotics in Food Safety and Human Health presents an in-depth characterization and diagnosis of probiotic strains and their mechanisms of action in humans.

Features:

  • Synthesizes essential information on probiotics into a single comprehensive volume
  • Facilitates the decision making process regarding the design and data analysis for probiotic experiments
  • Provides scientific literature citations at the end of each chapter
  • Includes chapters written by internationally renowned experts in their fields
  • Employs an accessible format for quick reference and understanding

Contents

  • Introduction to Prebiotics and Probiotics
  • Development of Probiotic Food Ingredients
  • Taxonomy and Biology of Probiotics
  • Primary Sources of Probiotic Cultures
  • Properties of Evidence-Based Probiotics for Human Health
  • Genetic Engineering of Probiotic Bacteria
  • Immunochemical Methods for Detection of Probiotics
  • Molecular-Based Methods Directed Toward Probiotics
  • Application of Repetitive Element Sequence-Based (rep-) PCR and Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis for the Identification of Lactic Acid Bacteria in Probiotic Products
  • Genetically Modified Probiotics
  • Use of Probiotics in Preharvest Food Safety Applications
  • Preharvest Food Safety Applications of Competitive Exclusion Cultures and Probiotics
  • Probiotics as Biopreservatives for Enhancing Food Safety
  • EU Perspectives on Food, Gastrointestinal Tract Functionality, and Human Health
  • Modulation of Epithelial Function and Local Immune System by Probiotics: Mechanisms Involved
  • Probiotics in Cancer Prevention
  • Statistical Considerations for Testing the Efficacy of Probiotics
  • The Safety of Probiotics in Foods in Europe and Its Legislation
  • Probiotics in Food Safety and Human Health: Current Status of Regulations on the Use of Probiotics in Foods in Japan

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Probiotics in Food Safety and Human Health
edited by Ipek Goktepe
2005 512 pages $168.95 + shipping
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