Prebiotics and Probiotics Science and Technology

Hardcover | August 12, 2009

EditorDimitris Charalampopoulos, Robert A. Rastall

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A comprehensive overview on the advances in the field, this volume presents the science underpinning the probiotic and prebiotic effects, the latest in vivo studies, the technological issues in the development and manufacture of these types of products, and the regulatory issues involved. It will be a useful reference for both scientists and technologists working in academic and governmental institutes, and the industry.

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A comprehensive overview on the advances in the field, this volume presents the science underpinning the probiotic and prebiotic effects, the latest in vivo studies, the technological issues in the development and manufacture of these types of products, and the regulatory issues involved. It will be a useful reference for both scientis...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:1310 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:August 12, 2009Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387790578

ISBN - 13:9780387790572

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1 Using probiotics and prebiotics to manage the gastrointestinal tract ecosystem2 Molecular tools for investigating the gut microflora3 Post-genomics approaches towards monitoring changes within the microbial ecology of the gut4 Designing trials for testing the efficacy of pre- pro- and synbiotics5 Mechanisms of prebiotic impact on health6 Fructan prebiotics derived from inulin 7 Galacto-oligosaccharide prebiotics8 Prebiotic potential of xylo-oligosaccharides9 Resistant starch and starch-derived oligosaccharides as prebiotics10 Oligosaccharides derived from sucrose11 Prebiotic potential of polydextrose 12 Prebiotics in companion and livestock animal nutrition13 Analysis of prebiotic oligosaccharides14 Manufacture of prebiotics from biomass sources 15 Taxonomy of probiotic microorganisms16 Ecological interactions of bacteria in the human gut17 Genomics of probiotic bacteria18 Manufacture of probiotic bacteria19 Some technological challenges in the addition of probiotic bacteria to foods20 Micro-encapsulation of probiotics21 Probiotics and antibiotic-associated diarrhea and clostridium difficile infection 22 Probiotics for infectious diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea - What do we really know?23 Immunological effects of probiotics and their significance to human health24 Probiotics and chronic gastrointestinal disease25 Probiotics and allergy 26 Potential protective effects of probiotics and prebiotics against colorectal cancer27 Urogential applications of probiotic bacteria28 Prebiotics and probiotics and oral health 29 Development of mucosal vaccines based on lactic acid bacteria30 Application of pre- and probiotics in livestock  31 Safety assesment of probiotics

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From the reviews:"The first volume starts with general contributions on the use of pre- and probiotics to manage the gastrointestinal tract ecosystem and the molecular tools that are available nowadays to monitor changes within the microbial ecology of the gut, whether those changes are inflicted by pre- and probiotics . . Volume 2 opens with the ecological interaction of bacteria within the human colon. . Overall, this is a very extensive survey of the current knowledge on science and technology of probiotics and prebiotics." (K. Venema, Beneficial Microbes, Vol. 1 (3), September, 2010)