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Genomics of Foodborne Bacterial Pathogens

  • Martin Wiedmann
  • Wei Zhang

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sara R. Milillo, Martin Wiedmann, Karin Hoelzer
    Pages 1-27
  3. Ole Andreas Økstad, Anne-Brit Kolstø
    Pages 29-53
  4. Emily J. Kay, Ozan Gundogdu, Brendan Wren
    Pages 55-94
  5. Mark Joseph Jacobson, Eric A. Johnson
    Pages 95-118
  6. Nicole T. Perna
    Pages 119-139
  7. Didier Cabanes, Sandra Sousa, Pascale Cossart
    Pages 141-170
  8. Rocio Canals, Michael McClelland, Carlos A. Santiviago, Helene Andrews-Polymenis
    Pages 171-235
  9. Jodi A. Lindsay
    Pages 237-265
  10. Michelle Dziejman, Fitnat H. Yildiz
    Pages 267-310
  11. Wei Zhang, Edward G. Dudley, Joseph T. Wade
    Pages 311-341
  12. Clifton K. Fagerquist
    Pages 343-402
  13. Yi Chen, Eric Brown, Stephen J. Knabel
    Pages 403-453
  14. Galeb S. Abu-Ali, Shannon D. Manning
    Pages 455-487
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 489-522

About this book


Foodborne illnesses caused by various bacterial, viral, and fungal pathogens lead to a high number of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. and throughout the world. Recent advances in microbial genomics have significantly improved our understanding of the physiology, evolution, ecology, epidemiology, and pathogenesis of different foodborne pathogens. This book focuses on the genomics of foodborne bacterial pathogens. It begins with a brief overview of the recent advances in microbial genomics and the impact of genomics on food safety research. Then, eight chapters follow that elaborate some in-depth reviews on the genomics of several common foodborne bacterial pathogens including Bacillus, Campylobacter, Clostridium, Escherichia coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, and Vibrio. Finally, the last four chapters focus on some current genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic technologies and their applications in studying the epidemiology, evolution, and pathogenesis of foodborne bacterial pathogens. Genomics of Foodborne Bacterial Pathogens can be used as a reference by scientists and professionals in academia, government, and industry who are interested in understanding microbial genomics and using genomics tools to study foodborne bacterial pathogens. This book can also be used as a textbook for instructors and professors who teach food microbiology or microbial genomics-related courses at the post-graduate level.


food microbiology food safety foodborne pathogens microbial genomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Wiedmann
    • 1
  • Wei Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Food ScienceCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.National Center for Food Safety &, TechnologyIllinois Institute of TechnologySummitUSA

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