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1st Edition

Molecular Food Microbiology

Edited By

Dongyou Liu

ISBN 9780815359500
Published April 12, 2021 by CRC Press
464 Pages 87 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The elucidation of DNA double helix in 1953 and the publication of DNA cloning protocol in 1973 have put wings under the sail of molecular biology, which has since quietly revolutionized many fields of biological science, including food microbiology. Exploiting the power and versatility of molecular technologies, molecular food microbiology extends and greatly improves on phenotypically based food microbiology, leading to the development of better diagnostics for foodborne infections and intoxications, and contributing to the design of more effective therapeutics and prophylaxes against foodborne diseases.

Forming part of the Food Microbiology series, Molecular Food Microbiology provides a state of art coverage on molecular techniques applicable to food microbiology. While the introductory chapter contains an overview on the principles of current DNA, RNA and protein techniques and discusses their utility in helping solve practical problems that food microbiology is facing now and in the future, the remaining chapters present detailed moleuclar analyses of selective foodborne viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.

Key Features:

  • Contains a state of art overview on moleuclar techniques applicable to food microbiology research and development
  • Presents in-depth molecular analysis of selective foodborne viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites
  • Highlights the utility of molecular tecniques for accurate diagnosis and effective control of foodborne diseases
  • Includes expert contributions from international scientists involved in molecular food microbiology research
  • Represents a highly informative textbook for students majoring in food, medical, and veterinary microbiology
  • Offers a contemporary reference for scholars and educators wishing to keep abreast with the latest developments in molecular food microbiology

With contributions from international scientists involved in molecular food microbiology research, this book constitutes an informative textbook for undergraduates and postgraduates majoring in food, medical, and veterinary microbiology; represents an indispensable guide for food, medical, and veterinary scientists engaged in molecular food microbiology research and development; and offers a contemporary update for scholars and educators trying to keep in touch with the latest developments in molecular food microbiology.


Table of Contents





Chapter 1 Molecular food microbiology: an overview

(Dongyou Liu)

Section I Molecular analysis and manipulation of foodborne viruses

Chapter 2 Molecular mechanisms of norovirus adhesion to agri-food surfaces and fresh foods

(Idrissa Samandoulgou and Julie Jean)

Chapter3 Molecular mechanisms of prion invasion and analytical methods for detection

(Akikazu Sakudo, Yasuhisa Ano, and Takashi Onodera)

Chapter 4 Molecular pathogenesis of Nipah virus infection

(Devendra T. Mourya, Padinjaremattathil Thankappan Ullas, and Pragya D. Yadav)

Chapter 5 Molecular identification of human bocavirus

(Pattara Khamrin, Kattareeya Kumthip, and Niwat Maneekarn


Chapter 6 Molecular epidemiology of human polyomaviruses

(Dongyou Liu)

Chapter 7 Genetics of emerging human coronaviruses

(Ming Wang and Dongyou Liu)

Chapter 8 Molecular mechanisms of host immune responses to rotavirus

(Lijuan Yuan, Alissa Hendricks, and Ashwin Ramesh)

Chapter 9 Development of vaccines for avian influenza virus

(Ioannis Sitaras and Erica Spackman)

Chapter 10 Genetic manipulation of human adenovirus

(Si Qin and Dongyou Liu)

Section II Molecular analysis and manipulation of foodborne bacteria

Chapter 11 Molecular mechanisms of Listeria stress responses

(Alberto Alía, Alicia Rodríguez, María J. Andrade, and Juan J. Córdoba)

Chapter 12 Molecular pathogenesis of Aeromonas infection

(Elena Mendoza-Barberá, Susana Merino, and Juan M. Tomás)

Chapter 13 Molecular identification of Campylobacter spp.

(Dongyou Liu)

Chapter 14 Molecular epidemiology of Salmonella

(S.I. Smith, A. Seriki, and A. Ajayi)

Chapter 15 Genomic and transcriptomic analyses of Vibrio infection

(Haoran An, Jing-ren Zhang, and Dongyou Liu)

Chapter 16 Genetic manipulation of Escherichia coli

(Xi He and Dongyou Liu)

Section III Molecular analysis and manipulation of foodborne fungi

Chapter 17 Molecular pathogenesis of Encephalitozoon infection

(Xinming Tang, Xun Suo, and Dongyou Liu)

Chapter 18 Molecular detection and quantification of aflatoxin-producing molds

(María J. Andrade, Alicia Rodríguez, Juan J. Córdoba, and Mar Rodríguez)

Chapter 19 Molecular identification and subtyping of toxigenic and pathogenic Penicillium and Talaromyces

(Josué Delgado, Elena Bermúdez, Miguel A. Asensio, and Félix Núñez)

Chapter 20 Population genetics of Enterocytozoon bienneusi

(Yaoyu Feng, Lihua Xiao, and Dongyou Liu)

Chapter 21 Molecular mechanisms of antifungal resistance in Candida

(Maurizio Sanguinetti, Patrizia Posteraro, and Brunella Posteraro)

Chapter 22 Genetic manipulation and genome editing of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

(Song Weining and Dongyou Liu)

Section IV Molecular analysis and manipulation of foodborne parasites

Chapter 23 Acanthamoeba adhesion

(Abdul Mannan Baig)

Chapter 24 Molecular mechanisms of Toxoplasma gondii invasion

(Thiago Torres de Aguiar, Andréa Rodrigues Ávila, and Renato Augusto DaMatta)

Chapter 25 Molecular pathogenesis of Sarcocystis infection

(Fen Li, Guohua Liu, and Dongyou Liu)

Chapter 26 Molecular pathogenesis of Trichinella spiralis infection

(Dongyou Liu)

Chapter 27 Molecular identification of Cyclospora cayetanensis

(Dongyou Liu)

Chapter 28 Anisakis: from molecular identification to omic studies

(S. Cavallero and S. D’Amelio)

Chapter 29 Molecular epidemiology of Dientamoeba fragilis

(Dongyou Liu)

Chapter 30 Molecular epidemiology of Echinococcus spp.

(Wenbao Zhang, Jun Li and Dongyou Liu)

Chapter 31 Proteomic analysis of Giardia infection

(Xun Suo, Xinming Tang, and Dongyou Liu)

Chapter 32 Metabolomic analysis of Fasciola infection

(Dongyou Liu)

Chapter 33 Molecular mechanisms of host immune responses to Entamoeba

(Moisés Martínez-Castillo, Jesús Serrano-Luna, Daniel Coronado-Velázquez, Judith Pacheco-Yépez, Mireya de la Garza, and Mineko Shibayama)

Chapter 34 Molecular control of Taenia solium cysticercosis

(Wei Liu and Dongyou Liu)

Chapter 35 Genetic manipulation of Cryptosporidium

(Wanyi Huang, Yaoyu Feng, Lihua Xiao, and Dongyou Liu)


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Dongyou Liu, Ph.D., studied veterinary science at Hunan Agricultural University, China and conducted postgraduate research on the generation and application of monoclonal antibodies for improved immunodiagnosis of human hydatidosis at School of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, Australia. In the past three decades, he has worked at several research and clinical laboratories in Australia and the United States of America, with focuses on molecular characterization of microbial pathogens and detection of human genetic disorders and tumors/cancers. He is the first author of >50 original research and review articles in peer-reviewed international journals, the contributor of 275 book chapters, and the editor of "Handbook of Listeria monocytogenes" (2008), "Handbook of Nucleic Acid Purification" (2009), "Molecular Detection of Foodborne Pathogens" (2009), "Molecular Detection of Human Viral Pathogens" (2010), "Molecular Detection of Human Bacterial Pathogens" (2011), "Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens" (2011), "Molecular Detection of Human Parasitic Pathogens" (2012), "Manual of Security Sensitive Microbes and Toxins" (2014), "Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens" (2016), "Laboratory Models for Foodborne Infections" (2017), "Handbook of Foodborne Diseases" (2018), and "Handbook of Tumor Syndromes" (2020), all of which are published by CRC Press. He is also a co-editor for "Molecular Medical Microbiology 2nd edition" (2014), which is released by Elsevier. Further, he is the author of recent CRC books: "Pocket Guides to Biomedical Sciences: Tumors and Cancers – Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems" (2017), "Pocket Guides to Biomedical Sciences: Tumors and Cancers – Head, Neck, Heart, Lung and Gut" (2017), "Pocket Guides to Biomedical Sciences: Tumors and Cancers – Skin, Soft Tissue, Bone and Urogenitals" (2017), and "Pocket Guides to Biomedical Sciences: Tumors and Cancers – Endocrine glands, Blood, Marrow and Lymph" (2017).