Bacterial TherapeuticsBacterial Therapeutics. A review of current scientific research, applications and resources.
Edited by: Koen Venema and Ana Paula do Carmo
Containing 33 chapters, the book is an invaluable source of information and essential reading for everyone working with probiotics, prebiotics and the gut microbiotflora.
Bacterial TherapeuticsAdapted from Parks et al. in Probiotics and Prebiotics: Scientific Aspects
Bacterial Therapeutics: The microbiota of the healthy human vagina is dominated by Lactobacillus species, which play an important role in protecting the host from urogenital infections. Disruption of the Lactobacillus-dominated microbiota can lead to abnormal vaginal microbial communities associated with bacterial vaginosis, and an increased incidence of urinary tract infection (UTI). In addition, epidemiological studies suggest that the normal vaginal microbial ecosystem may play a critical role in reducing the risk of sexually transmitted infections, including human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). Chapter 8 of Probiotics and Prebiotics: Scientific Aspects focuses on the role of lactobacilli in the vaginal ecosystem and the rational use of these bacteria as therapeutic agents for the treatment and prevention of urogenital infections.
- Microbial Biodegradation
- MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry in Microbiology
- Aspergillus and Penicillium in the Post-genomic Era
- The Bacteriocins
- Omics in Plant Disease Resistance
- Climate Change and Microbial Ecology
- Biofilms in Bioremediation
- Gas Plasma Sterilization in Microbiology
- Virus Evolution
- Aquatic Biofilms
- Thermophilic Microorganisms
- Flow Cytometry in Microbiology
- Probiotics and Prebiotics
- Corynebacterium glutamicum
- Advanced Vaccine Research Methods for the Decade of Vaccines
- Bacteria-Plant Interactions