Microbial Foodborne Diseases: Mechanisms of Pathogenesis and Toxin SynthesisAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: November 1999
Details the most important bacterial, fungal, protozoan and viral pathogens and their impact on human health and economic concerns Provides chapters on prion-based BSE and Norwalk virus associated diseases Presents the most comprehensive review to date on molecular biology of aflatoxins Includes detailed discussions of Fusarium toxins and PSP toxins of marine dinoflagellates Through the use of molecular and cellular biological techniques, numerous advances have been made in understanding the molecular basis of virulence mechanisms and toxin biosynthesis in organisms that contaminate food and feed. Microbial Foodborne Diseases: Mechanisms of Pathogenesis and Toxin Synthesis serves as an advanced text on these techniques, providing useful, up-to-date information by recognized authorities on the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis and toxin production of some of the most important foodborne pathogens. This book focuses on the molecular and cellular processes that govern pathogenicity and toxin production in foodborne and waterborne pathogens - viral, bacterial, fungal, and protozoan. It also includes current information related to the association of each pathogen with particular foods and water, epidemiology, methods of early detection, toxicology, and economic impact of the pathogen. It not only serves as an excellent reference, it is also a valuable tool in the rational design of preventative controls and therapeutic approaches to the disease process.