Lactic Acid Bacteria: Genetics, Metabolism and Applications: Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on lactic acid bacteria: genetics, metabolism and applications, 19-23 September 1999, Veldhoven, The Netherlands / Edition 1

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Written by international experts in the field, this issue of Antonie v an Leeuwenhoek documents these developments with respect to genetics, metabolism and the application of lactic acid bacteria for industrial and potential medical applications. In this book the first complete ge nome of a lactic acid bacterium is presented. The book will serve as a reference source and also as an indispensable source of information f or further development and exploration of the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792359531
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition description: Reprinted from ANTONIE VAN LEEUWENHOEK, 76:1-4, 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 413
  • Product dimensions: 7.66 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Editorial. From DNA sequence to application: possibilities and complications; G. Venema, et al. Genetics. Low-redundancy sequencing of the entire Lacoccus lactis IL 1403 genome; A. Bolotin, et al. Group II introns and expression of conjugative transfer functions in lactic acid bacteria; G.M. Dunny, L.L. McKay. Bacteriophage defence systems in lactic acid bacteria; A. Forde, G.F. Fitzgerald. Acquired antibiotic resistance in lactic acid bacteria from food; M. Teuber, et al. Multi-domain, cell-envelope proteinases of lactic acid bacteria; R.J. Siezen. Metabolism. The biosynthesis and functionality of the cell-wall of lactic acid bacteria; J. Delcour, et al. Bacteriocins: mechanism of membrane insertion and pore formation; G.N. Moll, et al. Intestinal microflora and the interaction with immunocompetent cells; S. Blum, et al. Bioactive peptides encrypted in milk proteins: proteolytic activation and throphofunctional properties; H. Meisel, W. Bockelmann. Peptidases and amino acid catabolism in lactic acid bacteria; J.E. Christensen, et al. Sulfur metabolism in bacteria associated with cheese; B. Weimer, et al. Applications. Analysis of the intestinal microflora: a renaissance; G.W. Tannock. Probiotics; from myth to reality. Demonstration of functionality in animal models of disease and in human clinical trials; C. Dunne, et al. Bringing a probiotic-containing functional food to the market: microbiological, product, regulatory and labeling issues; M.E. Sanders, J. Huis in 't Veld. Lactic acid bacteria in the quality improvement and depreciation of wine; A. Lonvaud-Funel. Short Lectures. Overview on applications for bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacteria and their bacteriocins; J.B. Luchansky. Developing applications for lacoccal bacteriocins; R.P. Ross, et al. Multidrug resistance in lactic acid bacteria: molecular mechanisms and clinical relevance; H.W. van Veen, et al. DNA-microarrays and food-biotechnology; O.P. Kuipers, et al. Exopolysaccharides produced by Lacoccus lactis: from genetic engineering to improved rheological properties? M. Kleerebezem, et al. Anchoring of proteins to lactic acid bacteria; K. Leenhouts, et al. Applications of phage resistance in lactic acid bacteria; S. Moineau. Immunomodulatory function of lactic acid bacteria; H. Yasui, et al. The role of lactic acid bacteria in colon cancer prevention: mechanistic considerations; K. Hirayama, J. Rafter. Lactic acid food fermentation in tropical climates; M.J.R. Nout, P.K. Sarkar. Non-dairy lactic fermentations: the cereal world; R.F. Vogel, et al.

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