© 2003

Genetics of Lactic Acid Bacteria

  • Brian J. B. Wood
  • Philip J. Warner

Part of the The Lactic Acid Bacteria book series (LAAB, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jane E. Rixon, Philip J. Warner
    Pages 1-24
  3. Michael J. Gasson, Claire A. Shearman
    Pages 25-44
  4. Elizabeth Stanley, Stephen Mc Grath, Gerald F. Fitzgerald, Douwe van Sinderen
    Pages 45-94
  5. Elaine E. Vaughan, Michiel Kleerebezem, Willem M. de Vos
    Pages 95-119
  6. Oscar P. Kuipers, Kees J. Leenhouts
    Pages 121-142
  7. Peter H. Pouwels, Stéphane Chaillou
    Pages 143-188
  8. Jan Kok, Girbe Buist
    Pages 189-223
  9. Morten Skaugen, Luis M. Cintas, Ingolf F. Nes
    Pages 225-260
  10. Jerry M. Wells, Annick Mercenier
    Pages 261-290
  11. Shirley A. Walker, Todd R. Klaenhammer
    Pages 291-315
  12. Michael Teuber, Franziska Schwarz, Leo Meile
    Pages 317-354
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 377-394

About this book


Beginning with an introduction to relevant genetic techniques, chapters cover all major groups of LAB, including the Bifidobacteria; plasmid biology, gene transfer, phage, and sugar metabolism; gene expression of various LAB; applications for genetically engineered LAB, including the emerging field of medical applications; and the legal and consumer issues that arise from such applications. This resource will set the benchmark for the state of knowledge of LAB genetics and should be of value to food scientists and other researchers working with LAB in its present and future capacities. Professionals using lactic acid bacteria (LAB) for research and/or as working organisms, whether in food and dairy fermentations or in the exciting new field of clinical delivery agents, will find this book invaluable. In addition, professors teaching under- and post-graduates in microbiology, and postgraduate research students will also find this an essential reference work.


bacteria food genetics lactose microbiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian J. B. Wood
    • 1
  • Philip J. Warner
    • 2
  1. 1.Strathclyde UniversityGlasgowScotland
  2. 2.Cranfield University at SilsoeBedfordshireUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Genetics of Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • Editors B.J. Wood
    Philip J. Warner
  • Series Title The Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-47290-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-4959-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-0191-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 394
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Food Science
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