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Lactic Acid Bacteria

Methods and Protocols

  • Makoto¬†Kanauchi
  • Includes cutting-edge techniques

  • Provides step-by-step detail essential for reproducible results

  • Contains key notes and advice from the experts


Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1887)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Identification and Metabolisms of LAB

  3. Applications of Food Industries of LABs

  4. Healthy Functions of LABs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Valeria Garcia-Castillo, Leonardo Albarracin, Haruki Kitazawa, Julio Villena
      Pages 131-144
    3. Keita Nishiyama, Takao Mukai
      Pages 159-166

About this book


This detailed book provides a collection of protocols for numerous experimental approaches perfected by the authors for lactic acid bacteria (LAB) research.  Split in to three parts, the volume delves into the identification and metabolism of LABs, the applications of the bacteria for the food industry, as well as healthy functions of LAB.  Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introduction to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and accessible, Lactic Acid Bacteria: Methods and Protocols serves as an ideal inspiration for many research efforts in the domains of food science and health science.


Lactobacillus Food production Metabolism Fermentative bacteria Bacterial flora Intestinal medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Makoto¬†Kanauchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food ManagementMiyagi UniversitySendaiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • Book Subtitle Methods and Protocols
  • Editors Makoto Kanauchi
  • Series Title Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Methods Molecular Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-8906-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-8907-2
  • Series ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series E-ISSN 1940-6029
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 194
  • Number of Illustrations 48 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microbiology
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