Description

Antimicrobial Resistance and Food Safety: Methods and Techniques introduces antimicrobial resistant food-borne pathogens, their surveillance and epidemiology, emerging resistance and resistant pathogens. This analysis is followed by a systematic presentation of currently applied methodology and technology, including advanced technologies for detection, intervention, and information technologies. This reference can be used as a practical guide for scientists, food engineers, and regulatory personnel as well as students in food safety, food microbiology, or food science.

Key Features

  • Includes analysis of all major pathogens of concern
  • Provides many case studies and examples of fundamental research findings
  • Presents recent advances in methodologies and analytical software
  • Demonstrates risk assessment using information technologies in foodborne pathogens

Readership

Research Biologists, Microbiologists, Researchers in government, and product development managers as well as their allied industries

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors
  • Chapter 1. Introduction to Antimicrobial-Resistant Foodborne Pathogens
    • How Antimicrobial Resistance Is Defined?
    • How Does Resistance Spread Between Ecosystems?
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • Chapter 2. Antimicrobial Resistance of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli
    • Introduction
    • Resistance of E. coli O157:H7 to Antibiotics
    • Resistance of E. coli O157:H7 and Other STEC to Antimicrobial Interventions
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • Chapter 3. Antibiotic Resistance in Pathogenic Salmonella
    • Introduction
    • Salmonella spp. as a Pathogen
    • Pathogenesis of Salmonella
    • Salmonella and Antibiotics
    • Factors that Influence Salmonella Antibiotic Resistance
    • Conclusions
    • References
  • Chapter 4. Antimicrobial Resistance and Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli
    • Introduction
    • Resistance Mechanisms
    • Development of Resistance
    • Genetic Adaptive Mechanisms in Resistant Bacteria
    • Consequences of Resistance on Bacterial Fitness
    • Resistance Detection
    • Genetic Methods in the Detection of Resistance Determining Targets
    • Genomic Analysis of Resistance
    • Clinical Breakpoints and Epidemiological Cut-Off Values
    • References
  • Chapter 5. Antimicrobial Resistance in Yersinia enterocolitica
    • Introduction
    • Antimicrobial Susceptibility
    • Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance
    • Concluding Remarks
    • References
  • Chapter 6. Antimicrobial Resistance in Vibrio Species
    • Introduction
    • Epidemiology and Underreporting
    • Data Limitations and Emerging Methods for Assessing Antibiotic Resistance
    • Conclusions
    • Ref

Details

No. of pages:
452
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780128013373
Print ISBN:
9780128012147

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