Human Health

The Contribution of Microorganisms

  • Stewart A. W. Gibson

Part of the Springer Series in Applied Biology book series (SSAPPL.BIOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. G. T. Macfarlane, G. R. Gibson
    Pages 17-52
  3. G. R. Gibson, G. T. Macfarlane
    Pages 53-62
  4. R. Fuller
    Pages 63-73
  5. G. Reid, A. W. Bruce, L. Tomeczek
    Pages 111-118
  6. S. A. W. Gibson, P. L. Conway
    Pages 119-143
  7. M. A. Hall, S. L. Smith
    Pages 145-158
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 175-179

About this book


Human Health: The Contribution of Microorganisms is the first major work to concentrate on probiotics in humans. It presents both new and established data on the origins and importance of commensal floras, the history and characteristics of probiotics, the use of probiotics in clinical situations, and preclinical and volunteer studies. It also covers commercial issues such as the difficulties involved in the large scale production and formulation of live microorganisms, and the marketing techniques used to sell products containing bacteria. It contains contributions from internationally recognised experts in both science and industry. Written with both professional and lay audiences in mind, Human Health: The Contribution of Microorganisms will be an indispensable text and reference source for scientists, clinicians, and pharmaceutical/food technologists.


bacteria microorganism research

Editors and affiliations

  • Stewart A. W. Gibson
    • 1
  1. 1.Reckitt and Colman PharmaceuticalsKingston upon HullUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-3445-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3443-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-8539
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