:This book provides a comprehensive reference work on this ubiquitous group of microorganisms for the biomedical community, and intends to stimulate further research into the biochemistry and physiology of bifidobacteria and their role in health and disease of newborns and even adult human beings. Discussions of bifidobacteria include chapters on nomenclature and taxonomy, ecology, morphology, metabolism, membrane and cell wall structure, clinical applications, metal transport, and future research trends. Each chapter ends with a summary. The book is amply illustrated and extensively referenced.
Table of Contents
: Classification of Bifidobacteria. Ecology of Bifidobacteria. Morphology of Bifidobacteria. Nutrition and Metabolism of Bifidobacteria. Structural Components of Bifidobacteria. Iron Transport and Utilization by Bifidobacteria. Bifidobacteria in Clinical Microbiology and Medicine. Epilog. Appendix I. Appendix II. Index.