1st Edition

Food Microbial and Molecular Biology From Fundamentals to Applications

    474 Pages 3 Color & 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    474 Pages 3 Color & 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    The ever-increasing globalization of the food industry demands new interventions and prevention technologies to improve the safety and quality of food. This multidisciplinary new book presents advanced systems for identifying, analyzing, tracking, and monitoring microbial contaminants in food.
    Key features:
    • Highlights emerging and re-emerging foodborne microorganisms and their virulence characteristics
    • Includes recent approaches for food quality assurance and risk management
    • Describes the practicality of molecular biology and microbial technologies for effectual control of foodborne infections
    • Presents a detailed overview of the utilization of recent molecular techniques in food microbiology
    With expert contributions from experienced academics involved in food microbiology and molecular biology research, this book offers indispensable guidance and a contemporary update of the latest developments in food microbial and molecular biology.

    PART I: Food Quality, Safety, and Traceability: Assessment and Management

    1. Global Food Safety and Quality: A Worldwide Scenario
    Shashank M. Patil, Ramith Ramu, Prithvi S. Shirahatti, et al.

    2. Assessment of Food Quality and Management of Food Safety: International Regulations and Consumer Preferences
    Soumya Singh, Anurag Singh, Ankur Ojha, et al.

    3. Recent Approaches for Assuring Food Safety, Quality Systems, and Other Considerations
    Muhsin Jamal, Liloma Shah, Sayed Muhammad Ata Ullah Shah Bukhari, et al.

    4. Food Hazards and Their Risk Management
    Adnan Khaliq, Samreen Ahsan, Muhammad Farhan Jahangir Chughtai, et al.

    5. Foodborne Illness: Causes and Preventive Measures
    Bindu Sadanandan, Gangaraju Divyashri, and Priya Ashrit

    PART II: Foodborne Pathogens: Emerging and Reemerging

    6. Foodborne Pathogens: An Introduction
    Faiza Anum, Arifa Tahir, and Saira Khan

    7. Foodborne Pathogens and Food Safety Regulations
    Mahesh Pattabhiramaiah and Shanthala Mallikarjunaiah

    8. Foodborne Organisms: General Characteristics, Virulence Factors, and Clinical Manifestations
    Hettipala Arachchige Darshanee Ruwandeepika, Deneththi Nimesh Madushanka, and Thotawaththage Sanjeewa Prasad Jayaweera

    9. Pathogenic Microbes in the Food Systems
    Atif Liaqat, Samreen Ahsan, Rabia Iqbal, et al.

    10. Microbial Pathogens and Mycotoxins in Food and Control Measures
    Raveendran Reshma, Radhakrishnan Preetha, and Devarajan Thangadurai

    11. Food Microbial Hazards, Safety, and Quality Control: A Strategic Approach
    Aysha Sameen, Amna Sahar, Farwa Tariq, et al.

    PART III: Sequencing Techniques and Bioinformatic Approaches in Food Safety, Quality, and Productivity

    12. Molecular Techniques in Food Safety and Quality Assurance
    Lakshmanan Nandhini, Muralidharan Priyadharshee, Radhakrishnan Preetha, et al.

    13 Sequencing, Bioinformatics Tools, and Databases in Food Microbiology
    Sushma Pradeep, Anisha S. Jain, Chandan Dharmashekara, et al.


    Saher Islam, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA. She worked at Cornell University, New York, and West Virginia State University, West Virginia, in the USA as visiting scholar. She has keen research interests in genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, and bioinformatics, and has ample hands-on experience in molecular marker analysis, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and RNA sequencing. She has edited five books, including Sequencing Technologies in Microbial Food Safety and Quality, Nutriomics, and Global Food Safety. She is the recipient of the 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grant from European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany.

    Devarajan Thangadurai, PhD, is Professor at Karnatak University, Dharwad, India. He did his postdoctoral research at the University of Madeira, Portugal; University of Delhi, India; and ICAR National Research Centre for Banana, India. He is the recipient of a Best Young Scientist Award with Gold Medal from Acharya Nagarjuna University, India, and the VGST-SMYSR Young Scientist Award of the Government of Karnataka, India. He has a keen interest and expertise in the fields of biodiversity and biotechnology, genetics and genomics of food crops, and beneficial microbes for crop productivity and food safety towards sustainable agricultural development. He has authored and edited more than 35 books, including Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (3 Vols.), Genes, Genomes and Genomics (2 Vols.), Genomics and Proteomics, Biotechnology of Microorganisms, and Sequencing Technologies in Microbial Food Safety and Quality with international scientific publishers in the USA, the UK, Canada, Switzerland, and India. He has extensively traveled to many universities and institutes in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia for academic work, scientific meetings, and international collaborations. He
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    is also a reviewer for several journals, including Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, Food Science and Technology International, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Journal of Food Science, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, and International Journal of Plant Production.

    Jeyabalan Sangeetha, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, India. She earned her BSc in Microbiology (2001) and PhD in Environmental Sciences (2010) from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. She holds an MSc in Environmental Sciences (2003) from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Between 2004 and 2008, she was the recipient of a Tamil Nadu Government Scholarship and a Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship of University Grants Commission, Government of India, for doctoral studies. She served as a Dr. D.S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow and UGC Postdoctoral Fellow at Karnatak University, Dharwad, South India, during 2012–2016 with funding from the University Grants Commission, Government of India, New Delhi. She has carried out her doctoral and postdoctoral research in the fields of microbiology and metagenomics, respectively. She has authored a textbook, Fundamentals of Molecular Mycology, and edited 15 books, including Genomics and Proteomics, Industrial Biotechnology, Biotechnology of Microorganisms, and Sequencing Technologies in Microbial Food Safety and Quality. She has trained in next-generation sequencing (NGS) and data analysis at the Malaysia Genome Institute, Malaysia.

    Zaira Zaman Chowdhury, PhD, is working as an Assistant Professor at the Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT), the University of Malaya, Malaysia, where she has been appointed as Senior Research Fellow and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. She received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Malaya. She had training in Environmental Analytical Chemistry at TAFE, Sydney, Australia. She has also received a Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT) from Cambridge University, UK, with distinction. She is highly experienced in the antimicrobial treatment and the development of food additives using nanotechnology. She has also worked on the synthesis of micro- and nano-structured carbon and biomass processing using catalysts. She has contributed more than 100 papers in top-ranking journals. Currently, she is supervising 10 PhD and 11 MSc scholars at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. She has received several esteemed awards, such as Elsevier’s Atlas Award and Best Paper Award on Fourth Generation Nano-antioxidant Synthesis from New Zealand.