Applied Genomics of Foodborne Pathogens

  • Xiangyu Deng
  • Henk C. den Bakker
  • Rene S. Hendriksen

Part of the Food Microbiology and Food Safety book series (FMFS)

Also part of the Research and Development book sub series (RESDEV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Peter Gerner-Smidt, Heather Carleton, Eija Trees
    Pages 1-11
  3. Peter R. Wielinga, Rene S. Hendriksen, Frank M. Aarestrup, Ole Lund, Saskia L. Smits, Marion P. G. Koopmans et al.
    Pages 13-31
  4. Henk C. den Bakker, Laura K. Strawn, Xiangyu Deng
    Pages 51-64
  5. Mette Voldby Larsen, Katrine G. Joensen, Ea Zankari, Johanne Ahrenfeldt, Oksana Lukjancenko, Rolf Sommer Kaas et al.
    Pages 65-90
  6. John Wain, Justin O’Grady
    Pages 91-107
  7. Valeria Michelacci, Rosangela Tozzoli, Alfredo Caprioli, Stefano Morabito
    Pages 109-126
  8. Noel McCarthy
    Pages 127-143
  9. Saskia L. Smits, Marion P. G. Koopmans
    Pages 145-166
  10. Joelle K. Salazar, Yun Wang, Wei Zhang
    Pages 167-200
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 201-205

About this book


This book provides a timely and thorough snapshot into the emerging and fast evolving area of applied genomics of foodborne pathogens. Driven by the drastic advance of whole genome shot gun sequencing (WGS) technologies, genomics applications are becoming increasingly valuable and even essential in studying, surveying and controlling foodborne microbial pathogens. The vast opportunities brought by this trend are often at odds with the lack of bioinformatics know-how among food safety and public health professionals, since such expertise is not part of a typical food microbiology curriculum and skill set. Further complicating the challenge is the large and ever evolving body of bioinformatics tools that can obfuscate newcomers to this area. Although reviews, tutorials and books are not in short supply in the fields of bioinformatics and genomics, until now there has not been a comprehensive and customized source of information designed for and accessible to microbiologists interested in applying cutting-edge genomics in food safety and public health research.  This book fills this void with a well-selected collection of topics, case studies, and bioinformatics tools contributed by experts at the forefront of foodborne pathogen genomics research.


Bioinformatics Food Safety Food Microbiology Foodborne Pathogens Genomics Sequencing

Editors and affiliations

  • Xiangyu Deng
    • 1
  • Henk C. den Bakker
    • 2
  • Rene S. Hendriksen
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Food SafetyUniversity of GeorgiaGriffinUSA
  2. 2.Department of Animal and Food SciencesTexas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA
  3. 3.National Food InstituteTechnical University of DenmarkCopenhagenDenmark

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