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Food Microbiological Analysis: New Technologies

Edited By: Mary Lou Tortorello and Steven M Gendel

360 pages, Figs, tabs

Marcel Dekker Inc.

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #110863 | ISBN: 0824700872
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NHBS Price: £134.00 $167/€159 approx

About this book

Examines the latest advances in microbiological analysis unique to food systems-covering the detection and identification of microbes, genetic analysis methods, and the assessment of microbial growth and viability.


Contents

Part 1 Detection and identification systems: overview of rapid methods of microbiological analysis; separation and concentration of pathogens from foods; a new look at an old technique - application of microscopy to food microbiological analysis; flow cytometry in food microbiology - detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7; optical biosensors for microbiological analysis; immunodiagnostics in the detection of foodborne pathogens; automated microbial identification systems. Part 2 Genetic techniques of analysis: applications of gene probes for the detection of foodborne pathogens; PCR and nucleic acid amplification methods; detection of microorganisms in foods using DNA problems targetted to ribosomal RNA sequences; gene sequence databases and food mirobiology; molecular fingerprinting of foodborne pathogenic bacteria - an introduction to methods, uses and problems. Part 3 Methods for assessment of microbial growth and viability: bioluminescence - lux as an enabling tool for the microbiological analysis of food; detection of viable but nonculturable and stressed microbial cells; measurement of microbial activity by impedance; special techniques for studying microbial biofilms in food systems.

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