Beginning with the basics of lactic acid bacteria and stress response, then working into specific fields of research and current developments, Stress Response in Lactic Acid Bacteria will serve as an essential guidebook to researchers in the field, industry professionals, and advanced students in the area.
The exploration of stress responses in lactic acid bacteria begun in the early 90's and revealed the differences that exist between LAB and the classical model microorganisms. Indeed, a considerable amount of work has been performed on the main genera / species of LAB, regarding the genes implicated and their actual role and regulation, while the mechanisms of stress resistance have been elucidated. Recent genome and transcriptome analyses complement the proteome and genetic information available today and shed a new light on the perception of and the response to stress by lactic acid bacteria.
From the reviews:
"The book is a 530-page practical and timely resource on this microbiological topic associated with food technology, and food safety issues and problems. The focus is on current knowledge of the stress physiology of LAB. ... All in all, I enjoyed reading this comprehensive book on stress responses of LAB. A must-have for everyone in food technology and probiotics research." (K. Venema, Beneficial Microbes, Vol. 3 (2), June, 2012)
Part I. Introduction.- 1. The importance of understanding the stress physiology of lactic acid bacteria.- Part II. Responses of lactic acid bacteria towards specific environmental stresses.- 2. Responses of lactic acid bacteria to acid stress.- 3. Responses of lactic acid bacteria to heat stress.- 4. Responses of lactic acid bacteria to osmotic stress.- 5. Responses of lactic acid bacteria to cold stress.- 6. Responses of lactic acid bacteria to oxidative stress.- 7. Responses of lactic acid bacteria to starvation.- 8. Responses of lactic acid bacteria to cell envelope stresses.- 9. Responses of lactic acid bacteria to heavy metal stress.- Part III. Stress responses of lactic acid bacteria in the context of species or genera.- 10. Stress responses of Lactococcus lactis.- 11. Stress responses of lactobacilli.- 12. Stress responses of streptococci.- 13. Stress responses of enterococci.- 14. Stress responses of bifidobacteria.- 15. Stress responses of Oenococcus oeni.- Part IV. Current applications and future aspects.- 16. Engineering robust lactic acid bacteria.- 17. Improving stress tolerance of probiotic cultures: Recent trends and future directions.- 18. Responses of lactic acid bacteria to bacteriocins and other antimicrobials.- 19. Lactic acid bacteria defences against phages.- 20. Storing lactic acid bacteria: current methodologies and physiological implications.- Part V. Conclusion.- 21. Future challenges in lactic acid bacteria stress physiology research.
Series: Food Microbiology and Food Safety
Number Of Pages: 530
Published: 6th September 2011
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.98