Food Microbiological Analysis
New Technologies IFT Basic Symposium Series 12
by Tortorello, Mary Lou and Gedell, Steven.
Publisher: Marcell Dekker.
This valuable resource 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. Written by over 20 internationally recognized experts, Food Microbiologic Analysis explains the use of flow cytometry for the detection and isolation of microbial cells introduces a new biosensor that analyzes whole microbial cells in foods highlights the advantages of modern techniques used in conjunction with the microscope to achieve rapid detection and quantitation of microorganisms provides an overview of commercially available immunodiagnostic kits and evaluates automated systems of detection for the laboratory discusses nucleic acid hybridization from gene probe design to assay format and delineates gene probe applications reviews the theory of ribosomal probe design and applications furnishes a guide to publicly accessible gene sequence databases details molecular fingerprinting techniques, bioluminescence, and impedance microbiology surveys methods for assessing nonculturable populations of cells and more!Enjoy!