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Probiotics, the Natural Microbiota in Living Organisms
Fundamentals and Applications

ISBN 9781138493605
Published September 23, 2021 by CRC Press
380 Pages 9 Color & 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Beneficial microbes called probiotics exist naturally in our bodies and play a vital role in our health. Probiotics have been known to produce important microbiota of antimicrobial compounds that enhance our immunity to counter the harmful effects of pathogenic organisms. These microbes are also used in the treatment of diseases and in negating the side effects of chemically synthesized medicines. The study of probiotic organisms and their wide applications in industrial products for human and animal uses has thus gained momentum.

This book provides a comprehensive review on the research and applications of probiotics. It serves as a reference and resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, companies, and policy makers who are active in fields related to functional food and feed, industrial biotechnology, nutraceuticals, and medicine. All chapters in this book have been written and edited by leading experts in the respective fields from academia, industry, or government.

Table of Contents

1. Probiotics and Prebiotics and Their Effect on Food and Human Health: New Perspectives

Maria Antoniadou and Theodoros Varzakas

2. Role of the Gut Microbiota in the Digestive Tract Diseases

Shanmugaprakasham Selvamani, Devendra Mehta, Chirajyoti Deb, Hesham El Enshasy and Bassam Abomoelak

3. Probiotics and GIT Diseases/Stomach Ulcer

Nehal El-Deeb and Lamiaa Al-Madboly

4. Research Progress on the Probiotic Function and Application of Clostridium butyricum

Wenxiu Zheng, Xian Xu, Qing Xu, He Huang and Ling Jiang

5. Technology and Health Claim Evaluation of Probiotic Dairy Products

Nuray Yazihan and Barbaros Özer

6. Milk Fermentation with Kefir Grains and Health Benefits

Siqing Liu

7. Engineering Probiotic Organisms

Jayashree Chakravarty and Christopher Brigham

8. Enzymatic Reaction for Oligosaccharides Production

Nor Hasmaliana Abdul Manas, Mohd Khairul Hakimi Abdul Wahab, Nur Izyan Wan Azelee and Rosli Md Illias

9. Encapsulation Process for Probiotic Survival during Processing

Shahrulzaman Shaharuddin, Nurzyyati Mohd Noor, Ida Idayu Muhamad, Nor Diana Hassan, Yanti Maslina Mohd Jusoh and Norhayati Páe

10. Probiotics Applications in Agriculture

Ahmed Kenawy, Gaber Abo-Zaid, Hamada El-Gendi, Ghada Hegazy, Ting Ho and Hesham El Enshasy

11. Probiotics in Aquaculture Applications

Fagr Kh. Abdel-Gawad, Samah M. Bassem and Hesham El Enshasy

12. Probiotics and Functional Feed

Guzin Iplıkcıoglu Cıl, Gaye Bulut, Duygu Budak, Guzin Camkerten and Ilker Camkerten

13. Insect Gut Bacteria and Iron Metabolism in Insects

Mahesh S. Sonawane, Rahul C. Salunkhe and R.Z. Sayyed

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Prof. Dr. Hesham Ali El-Enshasy is the Director of the Institute of Bioproduct Development (IBD), and professor in the School of Chemical and Energy Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Malaysia, Co-Chair for Division 15A (Food), AIChE, USA. He has more than 250 publications in topics related to industrial biotechnology, antibiotics, probiotics, mushrooms, mammalian cell culture, and biotech. He is the editor of BBRA and an editorial board member of many international journals.

Prof. Dr. Shang-Tian Yang is Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Food Science & Technology at The Ohio State University. Prof. Yang's research interests include biocatalysis, metabolic engineering, stem cell engineering, and high-throughput cell-based assays and biodiagnostics. He has published two edited books and more than 300 papers in the bioengineering field. He is an associate editor for the journal Process Biochemistry and elected fellow if the American Institute of Medcial and Biological Engineering.