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)
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 x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.98