Provides readers with an overview of the essental features of food biotechnology. The traditional and new biotechnologies are presented and discussed in terms of their present and potential industrial applications.
Food biotechnology is the application of modern biotechnological techniques to the manufacture and processing of food, for example through fermentation of food (which is the oldest biotechnological process) and food additives, as well as plant and animal cell cultures. New developments in fermentation and enzyme technological processes, molecular thermodynamics, genetic engineering, protein engineering, metabolic engineering, bioengineering, and processes involving monoclonal antibodies, nanobiotechnology and quorum sensing have introduced exciting new dimensions to food biotechnology, a burgeoning field that transcends many scientific disciplines. Fundamentals of Food Biotechnology, 2nd edition is based on the author's 25 years of experience teaching on a food biotechnology course at McGill University in Canada. The book will appeal to professional food scientists as well as graduate and advanced undergraduate students by addressing the latest exciting food biotechnology research in areas such as genetically modified foods (GMOs), bioenergy, bioplastics, functional foods/nutraceuticals, nanobiotechnology, quorum sensing and quenching. In addition, cloning techniques for bacterial and yeast enzymes are included in a "New Trends and Tools" section and selected references, questions and answers appear at the end of each chapter. This new edition has been comprehensively rewritten and restructured to reflect the new technologies, products and trends that have emerged since the original book. Many new aspects highlight the short and longer term commercial potential of food biotechnology.
Food Engineering Handbook: Food Engineering Fundamentals provides a stimulating and up-to-date review of food engineering phenomena. Combining theory with a practical, hands-on approach, this book covers the key aspects of food engineering, from mass and heat transfer to steam and boilers, heat exchangers, diffusion, and absorption. A complement to
FUNDAMENTALS OF FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING is intended as a text book for the academician, researchers and students of UG- and PG- levels in food science and technology, chemical engineering, food biotechnology, and process and food engineering, who are interested in the various aspects of processing, packaging, storage, preservation, safety and quality control and measurement, and design of food and chemical plants and equipments. As the name indicates, the book describes the fundamental principles involved in process and food engineering and their major applications in the field of food and bioprocess engineering. Second objective behind preparing the book is to meet syllabus of the candidates or students in process and food engineering those are preparing themselves for ARS, NET, SRF, JRF, IFS, and GATE Examinations. The book has been prepared taking account the syllabus of the Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering for the UGand PG- students in the course Agricultural Engineering. The book deals with various physical, thermal, frictional, textural, and viscoelastic properties of food materials; various mechanical and thermal food processing operations; basis electrical engineering, instrumentation and process control systems in food processing operation; and food plant and equipment design. Problems of last couple of years of GATE and ARS are included in each chapter in the book in order to make easy of understanding the concepts of various principles and to make students/ candidates with the question pattern of various competitive examination held in Agricultural Engineering subject.
Crystal Clear Science + Compelling Applications = A Balanced Program for Teaching and Learning In a concise format, NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES: FROM FUNDAMENTALS TO FOOD, 3/e clearly explains the scientific principles underlying nutrition while incorporating applications to promote a complete understanding of core concepts. This integrated approach provides a strong science foundation in a context relevant to students' daily lives and their careers. Supported by an impressive visual design, engaging case studies and interactive digital resources, NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES offers a unique, balanced program for teaching and learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The focus of Biotechnology Fundamentals is to educate readers on both classical and modern aspects of biotechnology and to expose them to a range of topics, from basic information to complex technicalities. Other books cover subjects individually, but this text offers a rare topical combination of coverage, using numerous helpful illustrations to explore the information that students and researchers need to intelligently shape their careers. Keeping pace with the rapid advancement of the field, topics covered include: How biotechnology products are produced Differences between scientific research conducted in universities and industry Which areas of biotechnology offer the best and most challenging career opportunities Key laboratory techniques and protocols employed in the field The contents of this book are derived from discussions between teachers and undergraduate students and designed to address the concepts and methods thought useful by both sides. Starting with the fundamentals of biotechnology, coverage includes definitions, historical perspectives, timelines, and major discoveries, in addition to products, research and development, career prospects, ethical issues, and future trends. The author explains that even before it had been classified as its own field, biotechnology was already being applied in plant breeding, in vitro fertilization, alcohol fermentation, and other areas. He then delves into new developments in areas including stem cell research, cloning, biofuels, transgenic plants, genetically modified food/crops, pharmacogenomics, and nanobiotechnology. Incorporating extensive pedagogy into the content, this book provides plenty of examples, end-of-chapter problems, case studies, and lab tutorials to help reinforce understanding.
The study of microorganisms inhabiting, creating or contaminating food is called food microbiology. It also involves the study of food spoilage, food-borne diseases and the causative microorganisms and pathogens. Pathogens such as bacteria and viruses are easily transmitted through food, causing food contamination. However, many microbes like bacteriophages and probiotic bacteria and their products can be used for combating these pathogens. An important aspect of the study of food microbiology is the study of microbes for producing fermented foods and probiotics. Microbial biopolymers such as alginate and poly-g-glutamic acid are used in the food industry as thickeners, while yeast is used to brew beer, make wine or leaven bread. Lactic acid bacteria play a crucial role in making cheese, yogurt, pickles, kimchi or fermented sausages. This book elucidates the concepts and innovative models around prospective developments with respect to food microbiology. It studies, analyzes and upholds the pillars of this discipline and its utmost significance in modern times. For all those who are interested in food microbiology, this textbook can prove to be an essential guide.
This book reflects an in depth study of high academic standards dealing in a coherent and lucid way the most comprehensive and advances in application of enzymes in food processing. This indispensable treatise is the product of combined efforts of leading experts of excellent academic credentials in the area of food technology and biotechnology. This unique volume gives a holistic view about the interventions of enzymes in food processing i.e. " Handles different enzymes used in food processing at one platform. " Discusses the methods of enzyme immobilization and application of immobilized enzymes in food processing. " Describes the use of enzymes as food analytical tools including biosensors " Illustrates the knowledge about novel strategies in enzyme designing. " Numerous tables and figures throughout the volume provide illustrative material to support the detailed information The present volume is an excellent resource of information especially for food scientists/technologists, biotechnologists, biochemical engineers, biochemists, organic chemists, graduate and research students.
For several years, the food industry has been interested inidentifying components in foods which have health benefits to beused in the development of functional food and nutraceuticalproducts. Examples of these ingredients include fibre,phytosterols, peptides, proteins, isoflavones, saponins, phyticacid, probiotics, prebiotics and functional enzymes. Although muchprogress has been made in the identification, extraction andcharacterisation of these ingredients, there remains a need forready and near-market platform technologies for processing theseingredients into marketable value-added functional food andnutraceutical products. This book looks at how these ingredientscan be effectively incorporated into food systems for market, andprovides practical guidelines on how challenges in specific foodsectors (such as health claims and marketing) can be addressedduring processing. Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technologyis a comprehensive overview of current and emerging trends in theformulation and manufacture of nutraceutical and functional foodproducts. It highlights the distinctions between foods falling intothe nutraceutical and functional food categories. Topics includesustainable and environmentally–friendly approaches to theproduction of health foods, guidelines and regulations, and methodsfor assessing safety and quality of nutraceutical and functionalfood products. Specific applications of nutraceuticals in emulsionand salad dressing food products, beverages and soft drinks, bakedgoods, cereals and extruded products, fermented food products arecovered, as are novel food proteins and peptides, and methods forencapsulated nutraceutical ingredients and packaging. The impact ofprocessing on the bioactivity of nutraceutical ingredients,allergen management and the processing of allergen-free foods,health claims and nutraceutical food product commercialization arealso discussed. Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technologyis a comprehensive source of practical approaches that can be usedto innovate in the nutraceutical and health food sectors. Fullyup-to-date and relevant across various food sectors, the book willbenefit both academia and industry personnel working in the healthfood and food processing sectors.
The present book "Key Notes on Food Science and Technology" has been designed to fulfill this long felt need of students, teachers, researchers and aspirants of competitive examinations. It is designed in such a way that give rapid, easy access to the core materials in a short format which facilitates easily learning and rapid revision. The book carries fundamentals of Food Science and Technology. There are seven chapters elaborating Discoveries, Abbreviations, Terminology, Distinguish/ Comparison, Short explanations, Food Biotechnology, Human Nutrition and Dietetics as well as references also included. The most recent information is provided along with a detailed list of references for further reading. Hope this book would be highly useful for graduate and post-graduate students of agriculture, teachers and researchers. This book will also useful for the aspirants of various competitive examinations such as Agricultural Research Service (ARS), ICAR- National Eligibility Test (NET), State Eligibility Test (SET), Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), Senior Research Fellowship (SRF), Civil Services, Allied Agricultural Examinations and Extension Workers for reference and easy answers of many complicated questions. Thus it is expected that this book will adequately meet the need of wider circle of students and readers for preparing their professional career.
This handbook discusses how microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, yeasts) can be modified to various extents by means of molecular genetics or genetic engineering. Compiled and written by the world's leading experts and practioners in food science and food technology, it presents the latest research and development in the discipline. It is easy-to-understand and can be used directly by readers interested in practical and commercial applications. So this book is important for researchers as a reference guide, and it can be used in various disciplines as microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry and engineering. 'Food Biotechnology' also is interesting for the industries, in addition to food processing, because commercial products and services affected include fine chemicals, enzymes, cultures, equipment and supplies.
Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology Biotechnology is divided into two volumes. The first volume is dedicated to fundamental aspects of cell immobilisation while the second volume deals with the diverse applications of this technology. The first volume, Fundamentals of Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology, comprises 26 chapters arranged into four parts: Materials for cell immobilisation/encapsulation, Methods and technologies for cell immobilisation/encapsulation, Carrier characterisation and bioreactor design, and Physiology of immobilised cells: techniques and mathematical modelling.
Food biotechnology's typical developments and applications have occurred in the fields of genetics and in enzyme- and cell-based biological processes, with the goal of producing and improving food ingredients and foods themselves. While these developments and applications are usually well reported in terms of the underlying science, there is a clea
Biotechnology in its many guises has developed very considerably over the last few years. We now feel that it is appropriate for the publication of a series of books that discuss the technical aspects of biotechnology specifically as applied to foods, and in particular concentrating on new and emerging techniques, processes and products. Food is without doubt one of the oldest bioindustries; however, some of the new areas of biotechnology, such as diagnostic and health-care applications, are likely to mature much faster than applications in the food industry. Eventually, however, biotechnology must have a very great impact on a wide scale in the food industry, simply because of the size and diversity of the industry, and because most food products are substantially natural in origin and are therefore very suitable for processing by biocatalysts. Some of the ways in which the food industry is likely to be affected by developments in biotechnology include the following: The modification of food components to give products with new and/or improved properties, for instance high fructose corn syrups, and by modifying the functional properties of proteins. New methods of assaying food constituents, such as immobilized enzyme sensors. New processes for the production of foods and food components, for instance the use of plant cell cultures for the production of flavours. Many of these topics will be described in detail in this series of books.
This book review series presents current trends in modern biotechnology. The aim is to cover all aspects of this interdisciplinary technology where knowledge, methods and expertise are required from chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, chemical engineering and computer science. Volumes are organized topically and provide a comprehensive discussion of developments in the respective field over the past 3-5 years. The series also discusses new discoveries and applications. Special volumes are dedicated to selected topics which focus on new biotechnological products and new processes for their synthesis and purification. In general, special volumes are edited by well-known guest editors. The series editor and publisher will however always be pleased to receive suggestions and supplementary information. Manuscripts are accepted in English.