Research and Markets, an online market research resource, has announced the addition of “Understanding Pathogen Behaviour: Virulence, Stress Response and Resistance” to their list of reports available online.
After two introductory chapters on ways of analysing and modelling pathogens, Part 1 summarizes current research on what determines pathogenicity, stress response, adaptation and resistance. Part 2 reviews the behaviour of particular pathogens, reviewing virulence, stress response and resistance mechanisms in such pathogens as Salmonella, E.coli and Campylobacter. The final part of the book assesses how pathogens react and adapt to particular stresses from heat treatment and the effects of low temperature to the use of disinfectants and sanitisers.
“Understanding Pathogen Behaviour” summarizes the wealth of recent research and its implications for the food industry. Its editor is Mansel Griffiths, Professor of Food Science at Guelph University and Director of the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety.