Probiotics and Prebiotics: Where are We Going?

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Gerald W. Tannock
Caister Academic, 2002 - Medical - 333 pages

This new volume follows from and complements the bestselling book *Probiotics: A Critical Review* (also edited by G. W. Tannock). The new book expands and enlarges on all aspects of this highly topical subject. Leading international experts describe in detail current research and applications and in particular focus on novel issues and developing technology, and comment on the future potential of this important and exciting topic.

Probiotics and Prebiotics: Where Are We Going? contains state-of-the-art commentaries on all aspects of theintestinal microflora and probiotics and provides an authoritative review of important aspects of probiotic and prebiotic research. Written by leading experts in the field, each chapter affords a critical insight to a particular topic, reviews current research, discusses future direction and aims to stimulate discussion. Topics covered include the genomics of probiotic microorganisms, the developing technologies for analysis of gut microorganisms, evaluation and future potential of prebiotic substances, and the potential for disease prevention in the host by probiotic organisms.

An essential text for all microbiologists, health professionals, biotechnologists, pharmaceutial companies, dairy and food scientists.

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