Microbiology Monographs

Probiotics

Biology, Genetics and Health Aspects

Editors: Liong, Min-Tze (Ed.)

  • A valuable source of information for scientists in microbiology, biotechnology and food sciences
  • Covers the current knowledge and the most recent advances in the field of probiotics
  • Each chapter is written by one or more expert scientist working on a particular class of probiotics
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Probiotic microorganisms have a long history of use, and their health benefits for hosts are well documented. This Microbiology Monographs volume provides an overview of the current knowledge and applications of probiotics.

Reviews cover the biology and probiotic potential of the thoroughly studied prokaryotic genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, several eukaryotic microorganisms, probiotic strain characterization, and the analytical methods (such as FISH, microarray, and high throughput sequencing) required for their study. Further chapters describe the positive effects of probiotics on malabsorption disorders such as diarrhea and lactose intolerance, and document the clinical evidence of benefits in treating allergies and lung emphysema, and in dermatological applications. Also addresses are topics such as genetically engineered strains, new carriers for probiotics, protection techniques, challenges of health claims, safety aspects, and future market trends.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Biology of Prokaryotic Probiotics

    Otieno, Daniel Obed

    Pages 1-28

  • Biology of Eukaryotic Probiotics

    Nayak, Sukanta Kumar

    Pages 29-55

  • Detection and Identification of Probiotic Microorganisms and Other Beneficial Organisms from the Human GI Tract

    Hippe, Berit (et al.)

    Pages 57-86

  • Maintenance and Protection of Probiotics

    Huckle, Benjamin D. (et al.)

    Pages 87-108

  • Genetic Engineering of Probiotic Microorganisms

    Bamunuarachchige, T. C. (et al.)

    Pages 109-138

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eBook $199.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Probiotics
Book Subtitle
Biology, Genetics and Health Aspects
Editors
  • Min-Tze Liong
Series Title
Microbiology Monographs
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-20838-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-20838-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-20837-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26986-8
Series ISSN
1862-5576
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 330
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