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Polar Microbiology - The Ecology, Biodiversity and Bioremediation Potential of Microorganisms in Extremely Cold Environments... Polar Microbiology - The Ecology, Biodiversity and Bioremediation Potential of Microorganisms in Extremely Cold Environments (Hardcover)
Asim K. Bej, Jackie Aislabie, Ronald M. Atlas
R4,021 Discovery Miles 40 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Pollution has accompanied polar exploration since Captain John Davis' arrival on the Antarctic continent in 1821 and has become an unavoidable consequence of oil spills in our polar regions. Fortunately, many of the organisms indigenous to Polar ecosystems have the ability to degrade pollutants. It is this metabolic capacity that forms the basis for bioremediation as a potential treatment for the hydrocarbons that contaminate the pristine polar environments. The only book to cover the breadth of microbial ecology and diversity in polar regions with an emphasis on bioremediation, Polar Microbiology: The Ecology, Biodiversity, and Bioremediation Potential of Microorganisms in Extremely Cold Environments examines the diversity of polar microorganisms and their ability to degrade petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants in polar terrestrial and aquatic environments. Providing a unique perspective of these microorganisms in extremely cold temperatures, the book focuses on their taxonomy, physiology, biochemistry, population structure, bioremediation potential, and potential for biotechnology applications. Leading investigators in the field provide complete coverage of the microbiology relevant to the study of biodiversity and biodegradation of pollutants in the Arctic and Antarctic, including: Microbial extremophiles living in cold and subzero temperature environments Genetics and physiology of cold adaptation of microorganisms Biodegradative microbial consortia in a defined closed environment Molecular characterization of biodegradative microbial populations Molecular approaches to assess biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons Environmental impact of hydrocarbon contamination Microbial biodiversity across Antarctic deserts By bringing together the current state of scientific knowledge and research on microbial community structures in extremely cold temperatures, this thought provoking resource is the ideal starting point for

Systems-Level Modelling of Microbial Communities - Theory and Practice (Hardcover): Aarthi Ravikrishnan, Karthik Raman Systems-Level Modelling of Microbial Communities - Theory and Practice (Hardcover)
Aarthi Ravikrishnan, Karthik Raman
R1,305 Discovery Miles 13 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Systems-Level Modelling of Microbial Communities: Theory and Practice introduces various aspects of modelling microbial communities and presents a detailed overview of the computational methods which have been developed in this area. This book is aimed at researchers in the field of computational/systems biology as well as biologists/experimentalists studying microbial communities, who are keen on embracing the concepts of computational modelling. The primary focus of this book is on methods for modelling interactions between micro-organisms in a community, with special emphasis on constraint-based and network-based modelling techniques. A brief overview of population- and agent-based modelling is also presented. Lastly, it covers the experimental methods to understand microbial communities, and provides an outlook on how the field may evolve in the coming years.

Microbiology For Dummies (Paperback): Jennifer Stearns, Michael Surette Microbiology For Dummies (Paperback)
Jennifer Stearns, Michael Surette
R417 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R89 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Microbiology For Dummies (9781119544425) was previously published as Microbiology For Dummies (9781118871188). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Microbiology is the study of life itself, down to the smallest particle Microbiology is a fascinating field that explores life down to the tiniest level. Did you know that your body contains more bacteria cells than human cells? It's true. Microbes are essential to our everyday lives, from the food we eat to the very internal systems that keep us alive. These microbes include bacteria, algae, fungi, viruses, and nematodes. Without microbes, life on Earth would not survive. It's amazing to think that all life is so dependent on these microscopic creatures, but their impact on our future is even more astonishing. Microbes are the tools that allow us to engineer hardier crops, create better medicines, and fuel our technology in sustainable ways. Microbes may just help us save the world. Microbiology For Dummies is your guide to understanding the fundamentals of this enormously-encompassing field. Whether your career plans include microbiology or another science or health specialty, you need to understand life at the cellular level before you can understand anything on the macro scale. Explore the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells Understand the basics of cell function and metabolism Discover the differences between pathogenic and symbiotic relationships Study the mechanisms that keep different organisms active and alive You need to know how cells work, how they get nutrients, and how they die. You need to know the effects different microbes have on different systems, and how certain microbes are integral to ecosystem health. Microbes are literally the foundation of all life, and they are everywhere. Microbiology For Dummies will help you understand them, appreciate them, and use them.

Essential Microbiology and Hygiene for Food Professionals (Hardcover): Sibel Roller Essential Microbiology and Hygiene for Food Professionals (Hardcover)
Sibel Roller
R3,773 Discovery Miles 37 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Essential Microbiology and Hygiene for Food Professionals is an accessible and practical introduction, providing the basic science relating to microorganisms in food. Assuming no prior knowledge of microbiology, chapters take a fresh and modern approach in helping students appreciate the importance of microbiology and hygiene in assuring food safety and quality, and demonstrate the application of key principles relating to the presence, detection, and control of microorganisms in foods. Written in a user-friendly style, this book is an invaluable text for all those studying microbiology and hygiene on courses in the food professions, including food science, food technology, culinary arts, catering and hospitality, nutrition, dietetics, environmental health, and public health.

Non-conventional Yeasts: from Basic Research to Application (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Andriy Sibirny Non-conventional Yeasts: from Basic Research to Application (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Andriy Sibirny
R3,133 Discovery Miles 31 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume scopes several aspects of non-conventional yeast research prepared by the leading specialists in the field. An introduction on taxonomy and systematics enhances the reader's knowledge on yeasts beyond established ones such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biotechnological approaches that involve fungal utilization of unusual substrates, production of biofuels and useful chemicals as citric acid, glutathione or erythritol are discussed. Further, strategies for metabolic engineering based on knowledge on regulation of gene expression as well as sensing and signaling pathways are presented. The book targets researchers and advanced students working in Microbiology, Microbial Biotechnology and Biochemistry.

The Viral Storm - The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age (Paperback): Nathan Wolfe The Viral Storm - The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age (Paperback)
Nathan Wolfe
R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

" A] quietly terrifying book. . . . It's hard not to feel a bit feverish at times while reading." --"The Boston Globe"

In "The Viral Storm," award-winning biologist Nathan Wolfe tells the story of how viruses and human beings have evolved side by side through history; how deadly viruses like HIV, swine flu, and bird flu almost wiped us out in the past; and why modern life has made our species vulnerable to the threat of a global pandemic. He takes readers along on his groundbreaking and often dangerous research trips to reveal the surprising origins of the most deadly diseases and to explain the role that viruses have played in human evolution.

In a world where each new outbreak seems worse than the one before, Wolfe points the way forward, as new technologies are brought to bear to neutralize these viruses and even harness their power for the good of humanity. His provocative vision of the future will change the way we think about viruses, and perhaps remove a potential threat to humanity's survival.

The Human Microbiota in Health and Disease - An Ecological and Community-based Approach (Hardcover): Michael Wilson The Human Microbiota in Health and Disease - An Ecological and Community-based Approach (Hardcover)
Michael Wilson
R4,548 Discovery Miles 45 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A human being consists of a mammalian component and a multiplicity of microbes, collectively referred to as the "microbiota" or "microbiome," with which it has a symbiotic relationship. The microbiota is comprised of a variety of communities, the composition of each being dependent on the body site it inhabits. This community variation arises because the numerous locations on a human being provide very different environments, each of which favors the establishment of a distinct microbial community. Each community consists of bacteria, fungi and viruses with, in some cases, archaea and/or protozoa. It is increasingly being recognized that the indigenous microbiota plays an important role in maintaining the health of its human host. However, changes in the overall composition of a microbial community at a body site, or an increase in the proportion of a particular species in that community, can result in disease or other adverse consequences for the host. The Human Microbiota in Health and Disease: An Ecological and Community-Based Approach describes the nature of the various communities inhabiting humans as well as the important roles they play in human health and disease. It discusses techniques used to determine microbial community composition and features a chapter devoted to the many factors that underlie this mammalian-microbe symbiosis. Uniquely, the book adopts an ecological approach to examining the microbial community's composition at a particular body site and why certain factors can shift a community from a eubiotic to a dysbiotic state. The book is for undergraduates and postgraduates on courses with a module on the indigenous microbiota of humans. It will also be useful to scientists, clinicians, and others seeking information on the human microbiota and its role in health and disease.

The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 17 (Hardcover, New): Lodewijk C Palm, Huib Zuidervaart, Douglas... The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 17 (Hardcover, New)
Lodewijk C Palm, Huib Zuidervaart, Douglas Anderson, Elisabeth Entjes
R4,065 Discovery Miles 40 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The contents of the letters published here, again show the great range of subjects that occupied Van Leeuwenhoek: from sugar candy, the shape and crystal structure of diamonds, the dissolution of silver crystals in aqua fortis to gold dust from Guinea dissolved in aqua regia and the dissolution and separation of gold, silver, and copper.

Every volume in the Series contains the texts in the original Dutch and an English translation. The great range of subjects studied by Van Leeuwenhoek is reflected in these letters: instruments to measure water, pulmonary diseases; experiments relating to the solution of gold and silver; salt crystals and grains of sand; botanical work, such as duckweed and germination of orange pips; description on protozoa. blood, spermatozoa and health and hygiene, for example and harmfulness of tea and coffee and the benefits of cleaning teeth.

Studies in Viral Ecology, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Christon J. Hurst Studies in Viral Ecology, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Christon J. Hurst
R3,152 Discovery Miles 31 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This second edition of Studies in Viral Ecology is designed to serve as a means of updating the knowledge of virologists regarding the broader aspects of viral ecology. As with the first edition, this book explains the ecology of viruses by examining their interactive dynamics with their hosting species (covering both animals and plants), including the types of transmission cycles that viruses have evolved encompassing principal and alternate hosts, vehicles and vectoring species. Examining virology from an organismal biology approach and focusing on the concept that viral infections represent areas of overlap in the ecologies of the involved species, Viral Ecology is essential for students and professionals who either may be non-virologists or virologists whose previous familiarity has been very specialized.This second edition of Studies in Viral Ecology is designed to serve as a means of updating the knowledge of virologists regarding the broader aspects of viral ecology. As with the first edition, this book explains the ecology of viruses by examining their interactive dynamics with their hosting species (covering both animals and plants), including the types of transmission cycles that viruses have evolved encompassing principal and alternate hosts, vehicles and vectoring species. Examining virology from an organismal biology approach and focusing on the concept that viral infections represent areas of overlap in the ecologies of the involved species, Viral Ecology is essential for students and professionals who either may be non-virologists or virologists whose previous familiarity has been very specialized. Now in its second edition, Studies in Viral Ecology explores the intricate interactions between viruses and other organisms from a "virocentric" perspective. Divided into five sections, the book opens with a thorough introduction to the ecology of all viruses, followed by detailed examinations that individually consider the viruses of other microorganisms, viruses of vascular plants, and viruses of vertebrate and invertebrate animals. The chapters have been written by leading scientists in their respective research fields and cover topics such as the evolution of fungal viruses, viruses affecting insects, viruses of terrestrial and marine mammals, and the relationship between humans, their viruses, and prions. Studies in Viral Ecology, Second Edition remains required reading for virologists and virology instructors and students who study the interactions between virus and host at the individual species and higher taxonomic levels.

Biocommunication of Archaea (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Guenther Witzany Biocommunication of Archaea (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Guenther Witzany
R4,064 R1,641 Discovery Miles 16 410 Save R2,423 (60%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Archaea represent a third domain of life with unique properties not found in the other domains. Archaea actively compete for environmental resources. They perceive themselves and can distinguish between 'self' and 'non-self'. They process and evaluate available information and then modify their behaviour accordingly. They assess their surroundings, estimate how much energy they need for particular goals, and then realize the optimum variant. These highly diverse competences show us that this is possible owing to sign(aling)- mediated communication processes within archaeal cells (intra-organismic), between the same, related and different archaeal species (interorganismic), and between archaea and nonarchaeal organisms (transorganismic). This is crucial in coordinating growth and development, shape and dynamics. Such communication must function both on the local level and between widely separated colony parts. This allows archaea to coordinate appropriate response behaviors in a differentiated manner to their current developmental status and physiological influences. This book will orientate further investigations on how archaeal ecosphere inhabitants communicate with each other to coordinate their behavioral patterns and whats the role of viruses in this highly dynamic interactional networks.

Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Foods (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Kunlun Huang Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Foods (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Kunlun Huang
R3,987 R2,243 Discovery Miles 22 430 Save R1,744 (44%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book introduces readers to food safety assessment research on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). As is broadly known, the main concerns about GM foods' adverse effects on health are the nutrients, toxicity, allergenicity and unexpected effects. Before GMOs can be made commercially available, a comprehensive food safety assessment - taking these concerns into account - must first be performed. Exploring these aspects, the book is divided into two parts: the first part focuses on the safety assessment guidelines of the CAC, while the second highlights new methods used for the evaluation of GMOs' safety. Offering an essential, practical guide, it will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in the fields of food science and public health.

Protobiology Physical Basis Of Biology (Hardcover): K. Matsuno Protobiology Physical Basis Of Biology (Hardcover)
K. Matsuno
R4,004 Discovery Miles 40 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Protobiology as a physics of becoming emphasizes the dynamics underlying conservation laws, whereas the physics of being emphasize the dynamics presupposing conservation laws. Protobiology thus concerns itself with a convoluted problem of how both the law of motion and its boundary conditions develop with time without forgetting that these two are inseparable, in contrasts to the physics of being that assumes separability.

Microbes for Legume Improvement (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2017): Almas Zaidi, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Javed Musarrat Microbes for Legume Improvement (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2017)
Almas Zaidi, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Javed Musarrat
R4,328 R1,749 Discovery Miles 17 490 Save R2,579 (60%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents in-depth insights into strategies involving plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), including symbiotic/asymbiotic nitrogen fixers and associative/endophyte bacteria, phosphate-solubilizing microbes, as well as arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and their active biomolecules in legume production. It also examines the latest research findings on the taxonomic status of rhizobia and signal molecules affecting rhizobia-legume symbiosis to improve readers' understanding of the cultivation of legumes in conventional and derelict soil. The agronomically important microflora broadly discussed have offered solutions to some of the problems associated with expensive fertilizers used in many production systems. This second edition provides an overview of metal toxicity to legumes and presents strategies for the abatement of metal toxicity to legumes. Aimed at professionals, practitioners, researchers and graduate students in microbiology, crop sciences, soil microbiology, biotechnology and environmental microbiology, the book focuses on the basic concepts and practical aspects of useful soil microbiota in legume production.

Directed Enzyme Evolution: Advances and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Miguel Alcalde Directed Enzyme Evolution: Advances and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Miguel Alcalde
R3,978 R1,553 Discovery Miles 15 530 Save R2,425 (61%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book focuses on some of the most significant advances in enzyme engineering that have been achieved through directed evolution and hybrid approaches. On the 25th anniversary of the discovery of directed evolution, this volume is a tribute to the pioneers of this thrilling research field, and at the same time provides a comprehensive overview of current research and the state of the art. Directed molecular evolution has become the most reliable and robust method to tailor enzymes, metabolic pathways or even whole microorganisms with improved traits. By mirroring the Darwinian algorithm of natural selection on a laboratory scale, new biomolecules of invaluable biotechnological interest can now be engineered in a manner that surpasses the boundaries of nature. The volume is divided into two sections, the first of which provides an update on recent successful cases of enzyme ensembles from different areas of the biotechnological spectrum, including tryptophan synthases, unspecific peroxygenases, phytases, therapeutic enzymes, stereoselective enzymes and CO2-fixing enzymes. This section also provides information on the directed evolution of whole cells. The second section of the book summarizes a variety of the most applicable methods for library creation, together with the future trends aimed at bringing together directed evolution and in silico/computational enzyme design and ancestral resurrection.

Industrial Microbiology (Paperback): David B. Wilson, Hermann Sahm, Klaus-Peter Stahmann, Mattheos Koffas Industrial Microbiology (Paperback)
David B. Wilson, Hermann Sahm, Klaus-Peter Stahmann, Mattheos Koffas
R1,438 Discovery Miles 14 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Focusing on current and future uses of microbes as production organisms, this practice-oriented textbook complements traditional texts on microbiology and biotechnology. The editors have brought together leading researchers and professionals from the entire field of industrial microbiology and together they adopt a modern approach to a well-known subject. Following a brief introduction to the technology of microbial processes, the twelve most important application areas for microbial technology are described, from crude bulk chemicals to such highly refined biomolecules as enzymes and antibodies, to the use of microbes in the leaching of minerals and for the treatment of municipal and industrial waste. In line with their application-oriented topic, the authors focus on the translation of basic research into industrial processes and cite numerous successful examples. The result is a first-hand account of the state of the industry and the future potential for microbes in industrial processes. Interested students of biotechnology, bioengineering, microbiology and related disciplines will find this a highly useful and much consulted companion, while instructors can use the case studies and examples to add value to their teaching.

Advanced Quantitative Microbiology for Foods and Biosystems - Models for Predicting Growth and Inactivation (Hardcover): Micha... Advanced Quantitative Microbiology for Foods and Biosystems - Models for Predicting Growth and Inactivation (Hardcover)
Micha Peleg
R4,483 Discovery Miles 44 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Presenting a novel view of the quantitative modeling of microbial growth and inactivation patterns in food, water, and biosystems, Advanced Quantitative Microbiology for Foods and Biosystems: Models for Predicting Growth and Inactivation describes new models for estimating microbial growth and survival. The author covers traditional and alternative models, thermal and non-thermal preservation, water disinfection, microbial dose response curves, interpretation of irregular count records, and how to estimate the frequencies of future outbursts. He focuses primarily on the mathematical forms of the proposed alternative models and on the rationale for their introduction as substitutes to those currently in use.

The book provides examples of how some of the methods can be implemented to follow or predict microbial growth and inactivation patterns, in real time, with free programs posted on the web, written in MS ExcelO, and examples of how microbial survival parameters can be derived directly from non-isothermal inactivation data and then used to predict the efficacy of other non-isothermal heat treatments. Featuring numerous illustrations, equations, tables, and figures, the book elucidates a new approach that resolves several outstanding issues in microbial modeling and eliminates inconsistencies often found in current methods.

Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Control of Breathing (Hardcover): Denham S. Ward, Albert Dahan, Luc Teppema Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Control of Breathing (Hardcover)
Denham S. Ward, Albert Dahan, Luc Teppema
R4,516 Discovery Miles 45 160 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Exploring the functional anatomy and physiology of the ventilatory control system from the intracellular to the integrative level, this references serves as the first source to offer comprehensive coverage of the influences of various pharmacological agents on the control of breathing.

Soil Microbiology, Third Edition (Hardcover, 3rd Edition): RL Tate Soil Microbiology, Third Edition (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
RL Tate
R2,393 Discovery Miles 23 930 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The environmentally oriented specialties of microbiology are in the midst of a major paradigm shift from a focus on single or a few key microbial species to consideration of the entirety of the microbial community and its interactions. This fully revised and updated edition focuses on the importance of soil microbial communities to sustainability of terrestrial ecosystems and solutions to global problems. Basic principles are covered, and details of the finer points of processes and their implications have been updated. This is a one-of-a-kind reference for advanced students and professionals.

Cleanroom Microbiology for the Non-Microbiologist (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): David M. Carlberg Cleanroom Microbiology for the Non-Microbiologist (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
David M. Carlberg
R4,696 Discovery Miles 46 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Written for the professional who has an immediate need for the information but has little or no training in the subject, Cleanroom Microbiology for the Non-Microbiologist, Second Edition introduces principles of microbiology. It explains the consequences of microbiological contamination, what contamination is all about, how microorganisms grow, and how they can be controlled. The author introduces the vocabulary of microbiology and the types, sources, control, and elimination of organisms encountered in the manufacture of sterile products. Beginning with a discussion of the various types of organisms, the text then covers applications for bacterial detection, avoidance of contamination, cleanroom design considerations, and validation of disinfection methods. New topics covered include: -International cleanroom standards -Application of rapid, automated methods for detecting and identifying microbial contaminants -In-depth examination of the role of biofilms in pure water systems -Increased coverage of production of therapeutic products derived from live tissues and cells

Handbook of Online and Near-real-time Methods in Microbiology (Hardcover): Maximilian Lackner, Philipp Stadler, Wilhelm Grabow Handbook of Online and Near-real-time Methods in Microbiology (Hardcover)
Maximilian Lackner, Philipp Stadler, Wilhelm Grabow
R2,627 Discovery Miles 26 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Rapid detection and indication of the microbiological quality of liquids is an emerging topic that has high potential for numerous applications in the fields of environmental monitoring, industrial process control and medical surveillance. Latest technologies allow online and near-real-time quantitative or qualitative microbial measurements with a significantly higher temporal resolution than traditional methods. Such novel developments will significantly enhance quality monitoring of water resources and liquids and have great capability for automation, control and optimization of industrial processes. Therefore, such methods are assumed to have major impacts on scientific research and technical applications in the near future. The book presents cutting edge research on frontiers in microbiological detection from leading experts: Seven chapters containing review articles on emerging and state-of-the-art online and near-real-time methods of microorganism detection and - indication are giving a comprehensive insight into this novel field. A balance between chapters from industry and contributions from academia was aimed for, covering the broad field of microbiological quality of waters and liquids in environmental, industrial and medical systems. This handbook also contains an extensive glossary pointing out and describing relevant terms and definitions. This handbook is the first of its kind and is a timely, comprehensive source of information for researchers and engineers in the areas of biotechnology, environmental sciences, control technology and the process industries.

Wastewater Microbiology - A Handbook for Operators (Paperback): Toni Glymph Wastewater Microbiology - A Handbook for Operators (Paperback)
Toni Glymph
R2,867 Discovery Miles 28 670 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Microorganisms, such as bacteria and protozoa do the actual breakdown and removal of nutrients and organic material in the wastewater. A wastewater treatment plant operator's job is to control this biological process.That is why wastewater operators need to understand basic microbiology, as well as the types of microorganisms that are used in the treatment of sewage, and how the microbes do their job in the wastewater treatment process.This book provides the treatment information wastewater operators need to know. Chapters cover wastewater treatment system overview, general microscopy, bacteria, protozoa, metazoans, filamentous bacteria, and microbiology and process control.""A very user friendly text packed with understandable and useful information. A superb job."" Jon Standridge, Chief Microbiologist, Lab Director, State of Wisconsin Laboratory of Hygiene

Food Packaging: The Smarter Way (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): Ashutosh Kumar Shukla Food Packaging: The Smarter Way (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Ashutosh Kumar Shukla
R3,473 Discovery Miles 34 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book reviews the science and technology of food packaging and covers the potential innovations in the food packaging sector. At the same time, it highlights the issues and prospects for linking the laboratory research to the market. In addition to typical packaging requirements such as food quality, shelf life, protection, communication, and marketing, the book emphasizes the need for novel packaging materials, including biodegradable packaging for a variety of food products. A wide range of food products has been kept in focus and includes animal-based food products such as dairy products and sea foods. The book presents the next level of packaging solutions i.e., smart packaging with the applications of potential tools such as intelligent and active packaging, and includes the latest research on emerging digital technologies for packaging development, assessment, and acceptability. It further highlights the strategies including blends, reinforcing agents, cold plasma, UV light applications, chemical, and enzymatic methods and explores the new opportunities leading to improvement in the packaging performance. Smart freshness indicator applications, including gas and time-temperature indicators for quality and safety of packaged products, have been covered in detail. The book also includes the functional characteristics of edible films and coatings, including their bioactive characteristics. Finally the book presents the rules and regulation related to packaging.

Revival: Biofilms (1995) - Methods for Enzymatic Release of Microorganisms (Hardcover): Jean F. Brisou Revival: Biofilms (1995) - Methods for Enzymatic Release of Microorganisms (Hardcover)
Jean F. Brisou
R4,004 Discovery Miles 40 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This text presents a new technique for detecting microorganisms, specifically bacteria found in all levels of the biosphere. It also discusses methods for enzymatic release of these microbes as well as their interactions in all ecosystems. Drawings and micrographs help to illustrate this concept. Part one is devoted to the mechanisms of adherence. The second part discusses microbial ecology and the bacterial population of tissues as well as both land and aquatic microbiocenoses in general. Part three specifically covers technique. What is known about the mechanisms of adherence justifies the choice of techniques suggested. Applications in areas such as nature, medicine, environmental hygiene and the food industry are discussed. The explanation of useful techniques, the author's research results, and practical application methods make this volume an essential reference tool for researchers, technicians and practitioners.

Conn's Biological Stains - A Handbook of Dyes, Stains and Fluorochromes for Use in Biology and Medicine (Hardcover, 10... Conn's Biological Stains - A Handbook of Dyes, Stains and Fluorochromes for Use in Biology and Medicine (Hardcover, 10 Revised Edition)
Richard W. Horobin, John A. Kiernan
R4,933 Discovery Miles 49 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is published on behalf of the Biological Stain Commission.
For 75 years "Conn's Biological Stains "has been a standard reference for all those who used dyes and colorants in the biological and medical sciences. This long-awaited Tenth Edition appears 25 years after R.D. Lillie's Ninth Edition and has been completely rewritten to reflect the increase in range of uses. Although the staining of microscopical preparations continues to expand the uses of dyes and fluorochromes now extend far beyond this traditional application.
This book provides the first critical overview of the whole range of low molecular weight fluorescent probes, outside the catalog literature. The first ten chapters are essays, by leading experts, on the important aspects of colorants and their uses. Most of the remainder of the book consists of descriptions by Dr. Horobin of the properties and recent applications of hundreds of individual compounds, in about twenty chemical classes. The last chapter reviews the procedures employed at the Biological Stain Commission's laboratory to assay and test dyes and certify them as suitable for their intended applications.

Applied Dairy Microbiology (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Elmer H. Marth, James Steele Applied Dairy Microbiology (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Elmer H. Marth, James Steele
R6,121 Discovery Miles 61 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This thoroughly revised and updated reference provides comprehensive coverage of the latest developments and scientific advances in dairy microbiologya "emphasizing probiotics, fermented dairy products, disease prevention, and public health and regulatory control standards for dairy foods.

Containing more than 2350 bibliographic citations, tables, drawings and photographsa "550 more than the previous editiona "Applied Dairy Microbiology, Second Edition is an invaluable reference for all food and dairy microbiologists, scientists, and technologists; toxicologists; food processors; sanitarians; dietitians; epidemiologists; bacteriologists; public health and regulatory personnel; and veterinarians; and an important text for upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students in these disciplines.

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