746 pages | 60 B/W Illus.
Through four editions, Lactic Acid Bacteria: Microbiological and Functional Aspects, has provided readers with information on the how’s and why’s lactic acid-producing fermentation improves the storability, palatability, and nutritive value of perishable foods. Thoroughly updated, and with 12 new chapters, the Fifth Edition covers regulatory aspects globally, new findings on health effects, properties and stability of LAB as well as production of target specific LAB. It features the addition of such novel bacteria as fructophilic LAB and novel probiotics) and discusses such new targets as cognitive function, metabolic health, respiratory health and probiotics.
Lactic Acid Bacteria. Genetics of Lactic Acid Bacteria. Genus Lactococcus. Genus Lactobacillus. Fructophilic lactic acid bacteria. The Lesser Lab Gods: Pediococcus, Leuconostoc, Weissella, Carnobacterium, and Affiliated Genera. Streptococcus: A Brief Update on the Current Taxonomic Status of the Genus. Bifidobacteria: General Overview on Ecology, Taxonomy, and Genomics. Bacteriophage and Anti-Phage Mechanisms in Lactic Acid Bacteria. Potential Applications of Probiotic, Bacteriocin-Producing Enterococci and Their Bacteriocins. Lactic acid bacteria for Dairy Foods. Lactic Acid Bacteria in Cereal-Based Products. Lactic Acid Bacteria in Meat Fermentations. Examples of Lactic-Fermented Foods of the African Continent. Lactic Acid Bacteria in Vegetable Fermentations. Lactic acid bacteria in Silage Fermentation. Lactic Acid Bacteria (Lab) in Grape Fermentations—An Example of Lab as Contaminants in Food Processing. Production of Lactic Acid Bacteria. Stability of Lactic Acid Bacteria in Foods and Supplements. Safety of Lactic Acid Bacteria. Quality Control and Safety of LAB products.
Lactic Acid Bacteria in the Gut. Gastrointestinal Benefits of Probiotics—Clinical Evidence. Probiotics and Human Immune Function. Probiotics and metabolic health. Probiotics and Cognitive Function. Endogenous Lactic Acid Bacteria and Probiotics in Oral Health. Human Studies on Probiotics and Endogenous Lactic Acid Bacteria in the Urogenital Tract. Lactic Acid Bacteria and Respiratory Health. Human Studies on Probiotics: Infants and Children. Nutrition Economic Aspects of probiotics. Probiotics for Companion Animals. Prevalence and Application of Lactic Acid Bacteria in Aquatic Environments. Probiotics for Farm Animals. Health Effects of Nonviable Probiotics. Probiotics Regulation in Asian Countries. Regulation of Probiotic And Probiotic Health Claims in South America. Regulation of Probiotics in USA/Canada. Regulation of Probiotics in EU. The Safety of Novel Probiotic Bacteria.