Biology, Genetics and Health Aspects

  • Min-Tze Liong

Part of the Microbiology Monographs book series (MICROMONO, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Daniel Obed Otieno
    Pages 1-28
  3. Sukanta Kumar Nayak
    Pages 29-55
  4. Berit Hippe, Jutta Zwielehner, Angelika Pirker, William M. Smith, Alexander G. Haslberger
    Pages 57-86
  5. Benjamin D. Huckle, Zhibing Zhang
    Pages 87-108
  6. T. C. Bamunuarachchige, H. A. M. Wickramasinghe, D. M. J. C. Dissanayaka, N. A. D. Wickramarathna
    Pages 109-138
  7. Wai-Yee Fung, Huey-Shi Lye, Ting-Jin Lim, Chiu-Yin Kuan, Min-Tze Liong
    Pages 139-165
  8. Vivekananda Mandal, Narayan C. Mandal
    Pages 167-189
  9. Siok-Koon Yeo, Joo-Ann Ewe, Celestine Sau-Chan Tham, Min-Tze Liong
    Pages 191-220
  10. Benedetta Cinque, Cristina La Torre, Esterina Melchiorre, Giuseppe Marchesani, Giovanni Zoccali, Paola Palumbo et al.
    Pages 221-241
  11. István Siró
    Pages 243-268
  12. Caroline T. Yamaguishi, Michele R. Spier, Juliano De Dea Lindner, Vanete T. Soccol, Carlos R. Soccol
    Pages 299-319
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 321-327

About this book


Probiotic microorganisms have a long history of use, and their health benefits for hosts are well documented. This Microbiology Monographs volume provides an overview of the current knowledge and applications of probiotics.

Reviews cover the biology and probiotic potential of the thoroughly studied prokaryotic genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, several eukaryotic microorganisms, probiotic strain characterization, and the analytical methods (such as FISH, microarray, and high throughput sequencing) required for their study. Further chapters describe the positive effects of probiotics on malabsorption disorders such as diarrhea and lactose intolerance, and document the clinical evidence of benefits in treating allergies and lung emphysema, and in dermatological applications. Also addresses are topics such as genetically engineered strains, new carriers for probiotics, protection techniques, challenges of health claims, safety aspects, and future market trends.


Bacteriocins Bifidobacterium Lactobacillus Lactose intolerance Malabsorption

Editors and affiliations

  • Min-Tze Liong
    • 1
  1. 1., School of Industrial TechnologyUniversity Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia

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