Colophon. Editors Preface. In Memory. Part I: Starters. New Aspects of Fungal Starter Cultures for Fermented Foods; R. Geisen, P. Farber. Starters for the Wine Industry; A. Lonvaud-Funel. Part II: Physiology, Biosynthesis and Metabolic Engineering. Metabolism and Lysine Biosynthesis Control in Brevibacterium Flavum: Impact of Stringent Response in Bacterial Cells; M. Ruklisha, et al. Molecular Breeding of Arming Yeasts with Hydrolytic Enzymes by Cell Surface Engineering; M. Ueda, et al. Metabolic Pathway Analysis of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae; S. Ostergaard, et al. Part III: State Parameters and Culture Conditions. Effect of Aeration in Propagation on Surface Properties of Brewers' Yeast; A. Robinson, S.T.L. Harrison. Effect of the Main Culture Parameters on the Growth and Production Coupling of Lactic Acid Bacteria; A. Amrane, Y. Prigent. Pseudohyphal and Invasive Growth in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae; F.F. Bauer, I.S. Pretorius. Microbial Production of the Biodegradable Polyester Poly-3-Hydroxybutyrate (PHB) from Azotobacter Chroococcum 6B: Relation Between PHB Molecular Weight, Thermal Stability and Tensile Strength; J.C. Quagliano, S.S. Miyazaki. Part IV: Novel Approaches to the Study of Microorganisms. Sharing of Nutritional Resources in Bacterial Communities Determined by Isotopic Ratio Mass Spectrometry of Biomarkers; W.-R. Abraham, et al. A Comparison of the Mechanical Properties of Different Bacterial Species; C. Shiu, et al. Part V: Novel Applications. Kocuria Rosea as a New Feather Degrading Bacteria; N. Coello, L. Vidal. Comparison of Pb2+ Removal Characteristics Between Biomaterials and Non-Biomaterials; D.S. Kim, J.H. Suh. Hydrocarbon Utilisation by Streptomyces Soil Bacteria; Gy. Barabas, et al. Part VI: Food Security and Food Preservation. Molecular Detection and Typing of Foodborne Bacterial Pathogens; A Review; M. Heyndrickx, et al. Bioencapsulation Technology in Meat Preservation; S.M. Cahill, et al. Index.