Biofilms in the Food Environment examines biofilms producedby food-borne microorganisms, the risks associated with biofilms inthe food chain, the beneficial applications of biofilms in the foodenvironment, and approaches for biofilm removal to improvesanitation and safety in the food environment. Specifically, this book provides: an introduction into the emerging and exciting field of biofilmresearch in the food environment a summary of advanced knowledge in medical microbiology andengineering and its applicability to food biofilm research,and potential directions for biofilm intervention and industrialbeneficial applications that may have direct impact on food safetyand public health. Biofilms in the Food Environment is intended to serve asa comprehensive reference source for the food science community,including industry scientists, university researchers, andregulatory agencies. Not only are general concepts regardingbiofilms in the food environment covered, but also included arein-depth reviews on biofilm structures, the correlation betweenstrain virulence and biofilm-forming abilities, cutting-edgetechnologies to investigate microbial compositions in ecosystemsand cell-to-cell interactions, and updated findings on molecularattributes and mechanisms involved in biofilm development thatmight lead to targeted approaches for biofilm prevention andremoval. The topics covered and approaches discussed are trulyinterdisciplinary in nature.
Author: Hans P. Blaschek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
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