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Lactic Acid Bacteria : Genetics, Metabolism and Applications :  Genetics, Metabolism and Applications - W.N. Konings

Lactic Acid Bacteria : Genetics, Metabolism and Applications

Genetics, Metabolism and Applications

By: W.N. Konings (Editor), O.P. Kuipers (Editor), J. H. J Huis In 't Veld (Editor)

Hardcover Published: September 2000
ISBN: 9780792359531
Number Of Pages: 413

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In ancient times foods fermented with lactic acid bacteria already constituted an important part of the human diet. From then on, lactic acid bacteria have played an essential role in the preservation of food raw materials and have contributed to the nutritional, organoleptic and health properties of human food products and animal feed. The important function that lactic acid bacteria still have in the production of foods all over the world has resulted in a growing scientific interest in these micro-organisms by academic research groups as well as by industry. During the last 15 years, this research has been stimulated by major internationally coordinated funding efforts that have resulted in a variety of important scientific breakthroughs and have led to new applications. Written by international experts in the field, this issue of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek documents these developments with respect to genetics, metabolism and the application of lactic acid bacteria for industrial and potential medical applications. In this book the first complete genome of a lactic acid bacterium is presented. The book will serve as a reference source and also as an indispensable source of information for further development and exploration of the field.

Editorialp. 1
From DNA sequence to application: possibilities and complicationsp. 3
Low-redundancy sequencing of the entire Lactococcus lactis IL1403 genomep. 27
Group II introns and expression of conjugative transfer functions in lactic acid bacteriap. 77
Bacteriophage defence systems in lactic acid bacteriap. 89
Acquired antibiotic resistance in lactic acid bacteria from foodp. 115
Multi-domain, cell-envelope proteinases of lactic acid bacteriap. 139
The biosynthesis and functionality of the cell-wall of lactic acid bacteriap. 159
Bacteriocins: mechanism of membrane insertion and pore formationp. 185
Intestinal microflora and the interaction with immunocompetent cellsp. 199
Bioactive peptides encrypted in milk proteins: proteolytic activation and thropho-functional propertiesp. 207
Peptidases and amino acid catabolism in lactic acid bacteriap. 217
Sulfur metabolism in bacteria associated with cheesep. 247
Analysis of the intestinal microflora: a renaissancep. 265
Probiotics: from myth to reality. Demonstration of functionality in animal models of disease and in human clinical trialsp. 279
Bringing a probiotic-containing functional food to the market: microbiological, product, regulatory and labeling issuesp. 293
Lactic acid bacteria in the quality improvement and depreciation of winep. 317
Overview on applications for bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacteria and their bacteriocinsp. 335
Developing applications for lactococcal bacteriocinsp. 337
Multidrug resistance in lactic acid bacteria: molecular mechanisms and clinical relevancep. 347
DNA-microarrays and food-biotechnologyp. 353
Exopolysaccharides produced by Lactococcus lactis: from genetic engineering to improved rheological properties?p. 357
Anchoring of proteins to lactic acid bacteriap. 367
Applications of phage resistance in lactic acid bacteriap. 377
Immunomodulatory function of lactic acid bacteriap. 383
The role of lactic acid bacteria in colon cancer prevention: mechanistic considerationsp. 391
Lactic acid food fermentation in tropical climatesp. 395
Non-dairy lactic fermentations: the cereal worldp. 403
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ISBN: 9780792359531
ISBN-10: 0792359534
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 413
Published: September 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.95

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