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Our high level probiotics books bring together expert international authors under the skilled editorship of leading scientists to produce state-of-the-art compendiums of current research. Aimed at the research scientist, graduate student, medical reseacher and other professionals, these books are highly recommended for all probiotics laboratories. Every probiotics, microbiology and bioscience library should have a copy of each of the following books.
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The Bacteriocins: Current Knowledge and Future Prospects
Edited by: Robert L. Dorit, Sandra M. Roy and Margaret A. Riley
Published: 2016
Book: ISBN 978-1-910190-37-1 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-910190-38-8 £159, $319
In this volume, a range of experts explore our current understanding of the biology of these important compounds, and identify the prospects for their use in medical and veterinary applications. In so doing, this volume introduces the vast diversity of bacteriocin molecules and mechanisms and brings readers to the cutting edge of a new 21st century approach to antibiotic discovery and design. Topics covered include: the natural history of bacteriocins; killing strategies and applications of microcins; the mode of action of nuclease colicins; the role of the van der Waals zone in the design of a new family of bacteriocins; the use of pyocins in the treatment of infections; the role of streptococccal bacteriocins as oral probiotics; veterinary applications of bacteriocins (nisin) in treating mastitis, and an exploration of the genetics of bacteriocin resistance. This volume is essential reading for everyone involved in antimicrobial research in academia, biotechnology companies, and the pharmaceutical industry and a recommended volume for all microbiology libraries. read more ...
Probiotics and Prebiotics: Current Research and Future Trends
Edited by: Koen Venema and Ana Paula do Carmo
Published: 2015
Book: ISBN 978-1-910190-09-8 £219, $360. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-910190-10-4 £219, $360
With state-of-the-art commentaries on all aspects of probiotics and prebiotics research, this book provides an authoritative and timely overview of the field. Written by leading international researchers, each chapter affords a critical insight to a particular topic, reviews current research, discusses future direction and aims to stimulate discussion. Topics range from the different microorganisms used as probiotics (lactobacilli, bifidobacteria, yeast, etc) and techniques and approaches used (metagenomics, etc) to the reviews of the clinical and medical aspects. The provision of extensive reference sections positively encourages readers to pursue each subject in greater detail. Containing 33 chapters, the book is an invaluable source of information and essential reading for everyone working with probiotics, prebiotics and the gut microbiotflora, from the PhD student to the experienced scientist, in academia, the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries and working in clinical environments. read more ...
Emerging Trends in Antibacterial Discovery: Answering the Call to Arms
Edited by: Alita A. Miller and Paul F. Miller
Published: 2011
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-89-9 £180, $360
In this book, respected international experts summarize the most important concepts and pioneering strategies currently being used to develop novel antibacterials. The book opens with chapters on cellular processes that could be used as novel antibacterial targets. Examples include cell division, efflux pumps, metabolite-sensing riboswitches and bacterial secretion systems. These are followed by excellent chapters on the identification of new, naturally occurring antibacterial agents, including phage and biosynthetically engineered compounds. Understanding the host-microbe interaction and microbial communities and how they can be exploited to develop new antibacterial strategies is discussed in subsequent chapters. Other topics included are: antibacterial vaccines adjuvants, host defence peptides, antibodies, within-host models, and diagnostics. A major reference volume on antibacterial research and how it impacts on public health worldwide, the book is essential reading for everyone working in antibacterial research and is a recommended volume for all microbiology libraries. read more ...
Lactic Acid Bacteria and Bifidobacteria: Current Progress in Advanced Research
Edited by: Kenji Sonomoto and Atsushi Yokota
Published: 2011
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-82-0 £159, $319
In this comprehensive book, expert international authors review the most recent cutting-edge research in these areas. Topics include: Lactobacillus genomics; Bifidobacterium gene manipulation technologies; metabolism of human milk oligosaccharides in bifidobacteria; proton-motive metabolic cycles; oxidative stress and oxygen metabolism; Bifidobacterium response to O2; bile acid stress in LAB and bifidobacteria; protein structure quality control; bacteriocin classification and diversity; lactococcal bacteriocins; lactobacilli bacteriocins; other bacteriocins; production of optically pure lactic acid; antihypertensive metabolites from LAB; the anti-H. pylori effect of Lactobacillus gasseri; probiotics for allergic rhinitis; probiotics health claims in Japan and Europe. Essential reading for every researcher working with LAB, bifidobacteria and probiotics, from the PhD student to the experienced scientist. read more ...
Bifidobacteria: Genomics and Molecular Aspects
Edited by: Baltasar Mayo and Douwe van Sinderen
Published: 2010
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-68-4 £159, $319
This book brings together the expertise and enthusiasm of the leading bifidobacteria experts from around the world to provide a state-of-the art overview of the molecular biology and genomics of this exciting and important microbial genus. Topics include: ecology, genomics, comparative genomics, metabolism, acid and bile resistance, stress response, probiotic properties, antimicrobial activity, interaction with the intestinal mucosa, safety assessment of bifidobacteria, synthesis and utilization of exopolysaccharides and prebiotics, antibiotic resistance/susceptibility profiles, viability and stability in commercial preparations, mobile genetic elements, cloning vectors and genetic manipulation of bifidobacteria. Essential reading for every bifidobacteria researcher, from the PhD student to the experienced scientist, and recommended reading for everyone with an interest in probiotics. read more ...
Metagenomics: Theory, Methods and Applications
Edited by: Diana Marco
Published: 2010
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-54-7 £159, $319
This book addresses in a coherent manner the diverse and multiple aspects of metagenomics and the multiplicity of its potential applications. Renowned authors from around the world have contributed chapters covering the new theoretical insights, the more recent applications, and the dynamically developing methods of data acquisition and analysis. Topics include: Conceptual frameworks, tools and methods, integration of complementary approaches, horizontal gene transfer, analysis of complex microbial communities, public data resources, plant-microbe interactions, bioremediation, industrial bioproducts, archaeal metagenomics, bioprospecting novel genes, the human microbiome, and philosophical themes in metagenomics. The book is essential reading for all researchers currently performing metagenomics studies and is highly recommended for all students and scientists wishing to increase their understanding of this field. read more ...
Bacterial Polysaccharides: Current Innovations and Future Trends
Edited by: Matthias Ullrich
Published: 2009
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-45-5 £159, $319
In this timely book a cohort of experienced and authoritative experts review the most important innovations in research on and biotechnological applications of bacterial polysaccharides. The book takes an interdisciplinary view that examines this fascinating subject area in detail from molecular biology, genome-, transcriptome- and proteome-wide perspectives, and looks at the ecological aspects and systems biology approaches. Hence the book provides a sound basis for future research directions including high efficiency applications of bacterial polysaccharides in medicine, the food industry, and renewable energy production. Topics include: peptidoglycan, lipopolysaccharide, arabinogalactan, capsule gene expression in Escherichia coli, immune response to polysaccharides, polysaccharides from periodontopathic bacteria, role in dental plaque, biofilms, levan, amylovoran and much more. Essential reading for everyone with an interest in bacterial polysaccharides, from the PhD student to the experienced scientist, as it provides a timely review of the current and most topical areas of research. read more ...
Lactobacillus Molecular Biology: From Genomics to Probiotics
Edited by: Åsa Ljungh and Torkel Wadström
Published: 2009
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-41-7 £159, $319
This major new work focuses on recent research on the molecular biology and genomics of Lactobacillus. Written by an international team of scientists the volume is an essential reference for all medical researchers, dairy technologists, microbiologists and biotechnologists in the academic and industrial sectors. Topics covered include phylogenetics, taxonomy, comparative genomics, functional genomics, the intestinal microflora, surface proteins, stress responses, interaction with the immune system, probiotics, anti-cancer potential, and much more. Essential reading for all scientists involved with lactic acid bacteria or probiotic research and a recommended book for all microbiology laboratories. read more ...
Probiotics and Prebiotics: Scientific Aspects
Edited by: Gerald W. Tannock
Published: 2005
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-01-1 £159, $319
Probiotics are products aimed at delivering living bacterial cells to the gut ecosystem of humans and other animals, whereas prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates delivered in food to the large bowel to provide fermentable substrates for selected bacteria. Food scientists and nutritionists have accepted, relatively uncritically, the concepts underlying the use of probiotics and prebiotics in the promotion of health. Microbiologists and medical practitioners have viewed these products more sceptically. Much more scientific and medical validation of probiotic/prebiotic use is required. This will entail the use of sophisticated analytical methodologies. Knowledge of the gut microbiota has increased dramatically during the past decade thanks largely to the results obtained from the application of nucleic acid-based methodologies. Because of the availability of improved technologies, detailed studies of the two principal kinds of probiotic/prebiotic bacteria, members of the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, can be made. While well-established scientists continue to make important contributions to probiotic/prebiotic research, it is notable that younger scholars are playing a vital role in developing scientific concepts related to the field. Several of these emerging leaders have contributed chapters to this book that therefore represents a state-of-the-art compendium of fundamental science related to early 21st century probiotic/prebiotic research. read more ...
Probiotics and Prebiotics: Where are We Going?
Edited by: Gerald W. Tannock,
Published: 2002
Hardback: ISBN 978-0-9542464-1-9 £159, $319
Probiotics and Prebiotics: Where Are We Going? contains state-of-the-art commentaries on all aspects of theintestinal microflora and probiotics and provides an authoritative review of important aspects of probiotic and prebiotic research. Written by leading experts in the field, each chapter affords a critical insight to a particular topic, reviews current research, discusses future direction and aims to stimulate discussion. Topics covered include the genomics of probiotic microorganisms, the developing technologies for analysis of gut microorganisms, evaluation and future potential of prebiotic substances, and the potential for disease prevention in the host by probiotic organisms. An essential text for all microbiologists, health professionals, biotechnologists, pharmaceutial companies, dairy and food scientists. read more ...