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Microbial Foodborne Diseases

Mechanisms of Pathogenesis and Toxin Synthesis, 1st Edition

Edited by Jeffrey W. Cary, John E. Linz, Deepak Bhatnagar

CRC Press

550 pages

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Description

Through the use of molecular and cellular biological techniques, numerous advances have been made in understanding the molecular basis of virulence mechanisms and toxin biosynthesis in organisms that contaminate food and feed. Microbial Foodborne Diseases: Mechanisms of Pathogenesis and Toxin Synthesis serves as an advanced text on these techniques, providing useful, up-to-date information by recognized authorities on the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis and toxin production of some of the most important foodborne pathogens.

This book focuses on the molecular and cellular processes that govern pathogenicity and toxin production in foodborne and waterborne pathogens - viral, bacterial, fungal, and protozoan. It also includes current information related to the association of each pathogen with particular foods and water, epidemiology, methods of early detection, toxicology, and economic impact of the pathogen. It not only serves as an excellent reference, it is also a valuable tool in the rational design of preventative controls and therapeutic approaches to the disease process.

Table of Contents

Gram Negative Foodborne Bacterial Pathogens. Gram Positive Foodborne Bacterial Pathogens. Fungal and Marine Toxins. Parasitic Protozoa. Viruses and Related Infectious Agents.

About the Editors

Jeffrey W. Cary, John E. Linz, Deepak Bhatnagar

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI045000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science