Lactic Acid Bacteria

4th Edition

Microbiological and Functional Aspects, Fourth Edition

eISBN-13: 9781439836781

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While lactic acid-producing fermentation has long been used to improve the storability, palatability, and nutritive value of perishable foods, only recently have we begun to understand just why it works. Since the publication of the third edition of Lactic Acid Bacteria: Microbiological and Functional Aspects, substantial progress has been made in a number of areas of research. Completely updated, the Fourth Edition covers all the basic and applied aspects of lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria, from the gastrointestinal tract to the supermarket shelf.

Topics discussed in the new edition include:

Revised taxonomy due to improved insights in genetics and new molecular biological techniques

New discoveries related to the mechanisms of lactic acid bacterial metabolism and function

An improved mechanistic understanding of probiotic functioning

Applications in food and feed preparation

Health properties of lactic acid bacteria

The regulatory framework related to safety and efficacy

 
Maintaining the accessible style that made previous editions so popular, this book is ideal as an introduction to the field and as a handbook for microbiologists, food scientists, nutritionists, clinicians, and regulatory experts.

Sold By CRC Press
ISBNs 9781439836774, 1439836779, 9781439836781, 1439836787
Language English
Number of Pages 780
Edition 4th