Lactic Acid Bacteria: Genetics, Metabolism and Applications

Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on lactic acid bacteria: genetics, metabolism and applications, 19–23 September 1999, Veldhoven, The Netherlands

  • W. N. Konings
  • O. P. Kuipers
  • J. H. J. Huis In ’t Veld

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. From DNA sequence to application: possibilities and complications

    1. Gerard Venema, Jan Kok, Douwe van Sinderen
      Pages 3-23
  3. Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Alexander Bolotin, Stéphane Mauger, Karine Malarme, S. Dusko Ehrlich, Alexei Sorokin
      Pages 27-76
    3. Amanda Forde, Gerald F. Fitzgerald
      Pages 89-113
    4. Michael Teuber, Leo Meile, Franziska Schwarz
      Pages 115-137
  4. Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Jean Delcour, Thierry Ferain, Marie Deghorain, Emmanuelle Palumbo, Pascal Hols
      Pages 159-184
    3. Gert N. Moll, Wil N. Konings, Arnold J. M. Driessen
      Pages 185-198
    4. Stephanie Blum, Susana Alvarez, Dirk Haller, Pablo Perez, Eduardo J. Schiffrin
      Pages 199-205
    5. Jeffrey A. Pederson, James L. Steele, Jeffrey E. Christensen, Edward G. Dudley
      Pages 217-246
    6. Bart Weimer, Kimberly Seefeldt, Benjamin Dias
      Pages 247-261
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Colum Dunne, Lisa Murphy, Sarah Flynn, Liam O’Mahony, Sile O’Halloran, Maria Feeney et al.
      Pages 279-292
  6. Short Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. R. Paul Ross, Mary Galvin, Olivia McAuliffe, Sheila M. Morgan, Maire P. Ryan, Denis P. Twomey et al.
      Pages 337-346
    3. Hendrik W. van Veen, Abelardo Margolles, Monique Putman, Kanta Sakamoto, Wil N. Konings
      Pages 347-352
    4. Oscar P. Kuipers, Anne de Jong, Siger Holsappel, Sierd Bron, Jan Kok, Leendert W. Hamoen
      Pages 353-355
    5. Michiel Kleerebezem, Richard van Kranenburg, Remco Tuinier, Ingeborg C. Boels, Pieternella Zoon, Ellen Looijesteijn et al.
      Pages 357-365
    6. Kees Leenhouts, Girbe Buist, Jan Kok
      Pages 367-376
    7. Hisako Yasui, Kan Shida, Takeshi Matsuzaki, Teruo Yokokura
      Pages 383-389
    8. M. J. R. Nout, P. K. Sarkar
      Pages 395-401
    9. Rudi F. Vogel, Ruth Knorr, Martin R. A. Müller, Ulrich Steudel, Michael G. Gänzle, Matthias A. Ehrmann
      Pages 403-411
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 413-413

About this book


In ancient times foods fermented with lactic acid bacteria already constituted an important part of the human diet. From then on, lactic acid bacteria have played an essential role in the preservation of food raw materials and have contributed to the nutritional, organoleptic and health properties of human food products and animal feed. The important function that lactic acid bacteria still have in the production of foods all over the world has resulted in a growing scientific interest in these micro-organisms by academic research groups as well as by industry. During the last 15 years, this research has been stimulated by major internationally coordinated funding efforts that have resulted in a variety of important scientific breakthroughs and have led to new applications. Written by international experts in the field, this issue of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek documents these developments with respect to genetics, metabolism and the application of lactic acid bacteria for industrial and potential medical applications. In this book the first complete genome of a lactic acid bacterium is presented. The book will serve as a reference source and also as an indispensable source of information for further development and exploration of the field.


DNA Flora Functional Food bacteria biotechnology cancer genetic engineering genetics probiotic probiotics proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • W. N. Konings
    • 1
  • O. P. Kuipers
    • 1
  • J. H. J. Huis In ’t Veld
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Utrecht UniversityThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5312-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2027-4
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