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Author Gobbetti, Marco.

Title Bacterial communication in foods / Marco Gobbetti, Raffaella Di Cagno
Published New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 77 pages)
Series SpringerBriefs in food, health, and nutrition
SpringerBriefs in food, health, and nutrition.
Contents The Language -- The Phenotypes -- The Behavior in Foods -- The Probiotic Message -- The New Perspective
Summary It is generally assumed that microorganisms synthesize, release, detect and respond to small signaling hormone-like molecules. These molecules are used for a process termed "quorum sensing" (QS), a phenomenon that enables bacteria to sense when the minimal number of cells, or "quorum," is achieved for a concerted response to be initiated. Words such as "language" and "behavior" are frequently used to depict QS in the literature. More simply put, language and cross-talk between bacteria, and between bacteria and animal or plant hosts, determines the behavior (e.g., beneficial or pathogenic effe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bacteria -- Physiology.
Cell interaction.
Bacterial Physiological Phenomena.
Cell Communication.
Food Microbiology.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012951653
ISBN 1283909227 (MyiLibrary)
1461456568 (electronic bk.)
9781283909228 (MyiLibrary)
9781461456568 (electronic bk.)