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Probiotic Bacteria

Fundamentals, Therapy and Technological Aspects

by J. Paulo Sousa e Silva and Ana C. Freitas

“This book offers readers an excellent opportunity to have a broad idea of the important characteristics of probiotic microorganisms, based on data from recent research. The text covers scientific aspects including the characterization of the microorganisms employed as probiotics, the physiology of the human body, and the result of their interaction on human health to arrive at foods that can be used as vehicles for probiotics, to develop pharmaceutical forms of probiotics, and to find out ways, such as immobilization and microencapsulation, to improve probiotic survival. The book gives a good overview of the worldwide-followed guidelines and regulations related to probiotics. It is a very well-written and scientifically based book, which will  certainly be useful for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals in health- and food-related areas.”

Prof. Susana Marta Isay Saad, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814411622
  • Subject: Microbiology and Virology
  • Published: April 2014
  • Pages: 320