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  • The Rise of Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus
    The Rise of Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance in <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> NEW
    Early Online Release
    Edited by Shymaa Enany and Laura E. Crotty Alexander
    ISBN 978-953-51-2984-4,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2983-7,
    206 pages, March, 2017
    Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a growing issue both within hospitals and community because of its virulence determinants and the continuing emergence of new strains resistant to antimicrobiotics. In this book, we present the state ...
  • Frontiers in Staphylococcus aureus
    Frontiers in <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> NEW
    Edited by Shymaa Enany and Laura E. Crotty Alexander
    ISBN 978-953-51-2982-0,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2981-3,
    232 pages, March, 2017
    Staphylococcus was first recognized as a human pathogen in 1880 and was named for its grape cluster-like appearance. In 1884, Staphylococcus aureus was identified and named for its vibrant golden color, which was later found to be the r ...
  • Melanin
    Melanin NEW
    Edited by Miroslav Blumenberg
    ISBN 978-953-51-2980-6,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2979-0,
    112 pages, March, 2017
    The word melanin refers to dark natural pigments produced by the oxidative degradation of tyrosine, catalyzed by tyrosinase, and polymerized into insoluble granular substance. The main function of melanin is to protect from harmful agents, primarily ...
  • Superfood and Functional Food - An Overview of Their Processing and Utilization
    Superfood and Functional Food - An Overview of Their Processing and Utilization NEW
    Edited by Viduranga Waisundara and Naofumi Shiomi
    ISBN 978-953-51-2920-2,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2919-6,
    354 pages, March, 2017
    This book focuses on the usage and application of plant- and animal-based food products with significant functional properties and health benefits as well as their development into processed food. Many chapters in this book contain overviews on super ...
  • Genetic Diversity
    Genetic Diversity NEW
    Edited by Lidija Bitz
    ISBN 978-953-51-2950-9,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2949-3,
    148 pages, March, 2017
    Genetic diversity is the entire amount of genes and genotypes in a group of organisms and is of vital importance for their adaptation to different living conditions. If, for example, all humans were identical, the extinction of the entire kind could ...
  • Superfood and Functional Food - The Development of Superfoods and Their Roles as Medicine
    Superfood and Functional Food - The Development of Superfoods and Their Roles as Medicine NEW
    Edited by Naofumi Shiomi and Viduranga Waisundara
    ISBN 978-953-51-2942-4,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2941-7,
    254 pages, February, 2017
    Superfoods and functional foods are receiving increasing attention because of their important roles in health. This book focuses on the production of superfoods and functional foods and their role as medicine. In the early chapters, prominent researc ...
  • Poultry Science
    Poultry Science
    Edited by Milad Manafi
    ISBN 978-953-51-2946-2,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2945-5,
    238 pages, February, 2017
    When it comes to life science and specially by considering animal-origin protein, one of the main topics to gain importance with respect to human nutrition and health is poultry science. This book presents an introductory overview to the different fi ...
  • Fermentation Processes
    Fermentation Processes
    Edited by Angela Faustino Jozala
    ISBN 978-953-51-2928-8,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2927-1,
    310 pages, February, 2017
    Fermentation is a theme widely useful for food, feed and biofuel production. Indeed each of these areas, food industry, animal nutrition and energy production, has considerable presence in the global market. Fermentation process also has relevant app ...