1st Edition

Analytical Methods for Milk and Milk Products Volume 3: Microbiological Analysis, Isolation, and Characterization

Edited By Megh R. Goyal, N. Veena, Santosh Kumar Mishra Copyright 2024
    378 Pages 6 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    378 Pages 6 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This valuable resource on the microbiological analysis of milk and milk products delves into various aspects of bacterial enumeration, pathogen detection, mastitis milk identification, quality testing for starter cultures, isolation and characterization of lactic acid bacteria (LAB), safety assessment protocols for probiotics, DNA isolation methods, molecular characterization techniques, and statistical tools for laboratory data analysis. It presents an in-depth description of the methodologies for isolation, identification, and confirmatory tests for various hygiene and safety indicator organisms.

    Together with Volume 1: Sampling Methods and Chemical and Compositional Analysis and Volume 2: Physicochemical Analysis of Concentrated, Coagulated, and Fermented Products, this 3-volume work is a valuable resource on the scientific analysis of milk and milk products.


    1. Enumeration of Selected Microorganisms in Milk

    R. Rejeesh and Archana Chandran

    2. Detection of Mastitis Milk

    R. L. Rathish and Archana Chandran

    3. Detection of Pathogens in Milk

    L. Malashree, C. S. Rajani, N. Veena, and B. Ramachandra

    4. Microbiological Analysis of Dairy Products

    Anindita Debnath, Kuntal Roy, Partha Pratim Debnath, Lopamudra Haldar, Amit Kumar Barman, and N. Veena


    5. Activity and Purity Tests of Starter Cultures

    Kunal Manohar Gawai and Subrota Hati

    6. Scheme of Isolation and Characterization of Pure Lactic Acid Bacteria and Probiotics with Their In-Vitro Safety Assessment Protocols

    Basavaprabhu Haranahalli Nataraj, Vinay Venkatesh Varada, and Pradip V. Behare

    7. Lactic Acid Bacteria: DNA Isolation and Molecular Characterization

    Krupali Ramanuj, Kunal Manohar Gawai, Santosh K. Mishra, and Subrota Hati

    8. Statistical Analysis of Lab Data

    Varinder Pal Singh and Inderpreet Kaur


    Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus. He is also Senior Acquisitions Editor and Senior Technical Editor-In-Chief for Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering for Apple Academic Press, Inc. During his professional career of over 52 years, he has received many prestigious awards. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and several textbooks and has edited over 100 books.

    N. Veena, PhD, is Associate Professor of Food Safety and Quality, DSLD-College of Horticultural Engineering and Food Technology, University of Horticultural Sciences, Devihosur, Haveri, Karnataka, India. She was involved in several externally funded research projects with Milkfed Punjab, the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (India), and the Indian Council  of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and has published research papers and review articles as well as several chapters, and popular articles.

    Santosh Kumar Mishra, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Dairy Microbiology at the College of Dairy Science and Technology at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He is handling several projects funded by the Indian Department of Science and Technology, the Indian Ministry of Food Processing Industries, and the Indian University Grants Commission. He earlier served in the dairy industry as a Quality Assurance Executive at Mother Dairy, New Delhi, India. He has published several research, review, and popular articles in national and international journals as well as several book chapters and teaching reviews in various training programs.