Author: Seppo Salminen
Publisher: Marcel Dekker Incorporated
Category: Technology & Engineering
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With a view to replacing the anecdotal evidence on the health benefits of specific strains of lactic acid bacteria, reviews current developments in the scientific study of lactic acid bacteria. An overview of the taxonomy and general physiology of lactic acid bacteria is given. A discussion of the genetics of lactic acid bacteria is included as well as a chapter on the technological aspects of manufacturing functional lactic acid bacteria starters. Many chapters consider the present knowledge of the effects of lactic acid bacteria in human health and disease and as animal probiotics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.