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Acetic Acid Bacteria: Fundamentals and Food Applications

Ilkin Yucel Sengun
February 23, 2017

This book, written by leading international authorities in the field, covers all the basic and applied aspects of acetic acid bacteria. It describes the importance of acetic acid bacteria in food industry by giving information on the microbiological properties of fermented foods as well as...

Yogurt: Roles in Nutrition and Impacts on Health

André Marette, Éliane Picard-Deland, Melissa Anne Fernandez
February 16, 2017

Yogurt is a fermented food that has existed for centuries with bioactive properties that have long been thought to be beneficial to health. The first commercial yogurts, sold over a hundred years ago in pharmacies, were recommended to treat digestive disorders. Yogurt: Roles in Nutrition and...

Food Spoilage Microorganisms: Ecology and Control

Yanbo Wang, Wangang Zhang, Linglin Fu
February 09, 2017

Food Spoilage Microorganisms: Ecology and Control focuses on the occurrence, outbreak, consequences, control, and evaluation of spoilage microorganisms in food, providing the necessary basic knowledge of food spoilage ecology and control so as to ensure food safety, especially in developing...

Foodborne Viral Pathogens

Peter A. White, Natalie E. Netzler, Grant S. Hansman
January 27, 2017

Viral transmission through contaminated food and water claims hundreds of thousands of lives every year, particularly affecting children in developing nations. Foodborne viral pathogens are associated with gastroenteritis and hepatitis, causing widespread epidemics that affect all populations and...

Toxins and Other Harmful Compounds in Foods

A. Witczak, Zdzislaw Sikorski
January 24, 2017

Toxins and Other Harmful Compounds in Foods provides information on the contents, distribution, chemical properties, and biological activity of toxins and other harmful compounds in foods that are natural components of the raw materials, accumulated due to microbial actions and environmental...

Heat and Mass Transfer: A Biological Context, Second Edition

Ashim K. Datta
January 23, 2017

This substantially revised text represents a broader based biological engineering title. It includes medicine and other applications that are desired in curricula supported by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, as well as many bioengineering departments in both U.S. and...

Vitamin B12: Advances and Insights

Rima Obeid
January 11, 2017

Cobalamin (vitamin B12) was discovered in the first half of the 20th century. Vast amount of information on the role of the vitamins in human health and disease became available. Cobalamin science was, however, based on theoretical concepts that have been accepted without further proof of facts and...

Plant Secondary Metabolites, Three-Volume Set

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Kamlesh Prasad, Vasudha Bansal
December 21, 2016

Plant secondary metabolites are organic compounds that aid in the growth and development of plants but are not required for the plant to survive by fighting off herbivores, pests, and pathogens. These plant secondary metabolites have been used since early times in various medicines and food...

Plant Secondary Metabolites, Volume One: Biological and Therapeutic Significance

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Kamlesh Prasad
December 21, 2016

This volume, Plant Secondary Metabolites: Volume 1: Biological and Therapeutic Significance, presents important information on the curative and therapeutic roles of secondary metabolites that are present in different natural food groups. The book showcases the applications of herbal-based food...

Plant Secondary Metabolites, Volume Two: Stimulation, Extraction, and Utilization

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Vasudha Bansal, Kamlesh Prasad
December 21, 2016

This second book in the three-volume Plant Secondary Metabolites covers the stimulation, extraction, and utilization of plant secondary metabolites, which are organic compounds that aid in the growth and development of plants but which are not required for the plant to survive by fighting off...

Plant Secondary Metabolites, Volume Three: Their Roles in Stress Eco-physiology

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Vasudha Bansal
December 16, 2016

This third book in the three-volume Plant Secondary Metabolites examines the relationship between environmental stress and the physiology of plants, leading to stimulation of secondary metabolites. Various stressors are discussed, including plant and soil interfaces, changing climate elements,...

Carbohydrates in Food, Third Edition

Ann-Charlotte Eliasson
December 13, 2016

Carbohydrates in Food, Third Edition provides thorough and authoritative coverage of the chemical analysis, structure, functional properties, analytical methods, and nutritional relevance of monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides used in food. Carbohydrates have become a hot topic in...

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