Food Science Text Series

Foodborne Microbial Pathogens

Mechanisms and Pathogenesis

Authors: Bhunia, Arun

  • For the first time a book links foodborne illness and immunology
  • Analyzes the host/parasite interaction to a level where the readers will have better appreciation for the disease mechanism
  • Superb illustrations help to better understand the mechanism of pathogenesis
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About this Textbook

Foodborne Microbial Pathogens: Mechanisms and Pathogenesis is the first textbook of its kind, and will serve as a valuable resource not only for food microbiology graduate or undergraduate students but can be used as a desk reference for medical microbiologists, microbiology professionals, and academicians involved in food microbiology and food safety related research or teaching.

The author presents up-to-date information on molecular and cellular mechanism of several major foodborne microbial pathogens, including select agents for bioterrorism, virulence genes and their regulation in the host or the food environment, pathogenicity testing models, clinical symptoms, and prevention and control strategies. In order to understand the disease process, one must have certain understanding about the role of the immune system. Thus this book also covers the host parasite interaction to a level where the readers will have a better appreciation for the disease mechanism.

The book also includes digital and hand-drawn figures to illustrate the pathogenic process. The art was generated by the author, and the illustrations uniquely aid in better understanding of the mechanism of pathogenesis.

About the Author:

Arun K. Bhunia is a Professor of Molecular Food Microbiology at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

About the authors

Arun K. Bhunia, B.V.Sc., Ph.D., is a professor of molecular food microbiology in the Department of Food Science at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Prof. Bhunia received his PhD from University of Wyoming. He received his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya (currently West Bengal University of Fishery and Animal Sciences), West Bengal, India. He received his postdoctoral training from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, in 1994 and then joined Alabama A&M University as an Assistant Professor in 1995. In 1998, he joined the Department of Food Science at Purdue University. He teaches two graduate level courses: Microbial Foodborne Pathogen – this course deals with mechanism of pathogenesis of foodborne pathogens and toxins and the host immune response to infections. Microbial Techniques for Food Pathogen is a laboratory course that incorporates rapid methods employing immunoassays, genetic and biosensor tools. In addition, he co-directs a graduate level seminar course - "Gut Microbiology Journal Club. He conducts research in the area of foodborne pathogens with major emphasis on pathogen detection utilizing biosensor, cell-based sensor, immunosensor, immunoassays and genetic tools. The primary target organisms are Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and Bacillus cereus. In addition, he conducts research to investigate pathogenic mechanism especially the intestinal phase of infection for Listeria monocytogenes. He is also involved in developing mammalian cell culture-based rapid assays for foodborne pathogens. His research has been funded by grants from US Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, and Center for Food Safety Engineering at Purdue University.

To date, Prof. Bhunia has published 86 refereed and 21 proceedings articles, coauthored a text book "Fundamental Food Microbiology, 4th Edition, CRC Press, and co-edited two books (Foodborne Pathogens: Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2005; Caister Academic Press, and The Science of Homeland Security, 2006, Purdue University Press). He has written eight book chapters, and presented over 100 presentations in national and international meetings or institutions. He is a member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology, Institute of Food Technologists, and Society for Photo Optical Engineers, and he currently serves as editorial board member for two refereed journals; Journal of Food Protection, Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment. In 2003, Prof. Bhunia received a prestigious Purdue Agricultural Research Award, in 2005, he was selected as University Faculty Scholar and his research team received "2006 Agriculture Team Award" from Purdue University.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"A well-organized work covering a variety of foodborne microorganisms. … Figures and tables are used well throughout the book to illustrate topics, and references are included at the end of each chapter. Readers without a thorough knowledge of immunology and microbiology will find this a useful resource, as the author provides enough information for them to understand the concepts presented. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduates." (P. M. Watt, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (11), August, 2008)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-74537-4
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-74536-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2562-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foodborne Microbial Pathogens
Book Subtitle
Mechanisms and Pathogenesis
Authors
Series Title
Food Science Text Series
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-74537-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-74537-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-74536-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2562-6
Series ISSN
1572-0330
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 276
Topics