The Bifidobacteria and Related Organisms: Biology, Taxonomy, Applications is the title of the book that will be published by Elsevier in September 2017. Edited by Dr. Paola Mattarelli, University of Bologna, Italy; Prof.Bruno Biavati, University of Malta; Prof. Wilhelm H. Holzapfel Handong Global University, South Korea; Dr. Brian J. B. Wood Strathclyde University United Kingdom.
The new book is dedicated to Bifidobacterium, one of the most beneficial bacterial genus most agreeable to the human gut, with particular importance for infants. There is growing interest in the role of beneficial microorganisms and, in particular, that of bifidobacteria. This book presents authoritative reviews covering different aspects of bifidobacteria and other genera classified with them including Alloscardovia, Aeriscardovia, Bombiscardovia, Gardnerella, Metascardovia, Parascardovia and Scardovia. The titles of the 18 chapters in the book guide the reader from basic taxonomic classification to food science into genomic and gene modification technologies.
Prof. Bruno Biavati is a visiting professor at the Division of Rural Sciences and Food Systems, Institute of Earth Systems.