Handbook of Probiotics and Prebiotics

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Since the publication of the first edition in 1999, the science of probiotics and prebiotics has matured greatly and garnered more interest. The first handbook on the market, Handbook of Probiotics and Prebiotics: Second Edition updates the data in its predecessor, and it also includes material topics not previously discussed in the first edition, including methods protocols, cell line and animal models, and coverage of prebiotics. The editors supplement their expertise by bringing in international experts to contribute chapters. This second edition brings together the information needed for the successful development of a pro- or prebiotic product from laboratory to market.

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Yuan Kun Lee, PHD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the National University of Singapore, where he researches fermentation and microbe-host interactions and probiotics. Dr. Lee has written ninety journal papers, sixty conference proceedings, twenty-eight book chapters, and three books. He is also the holder of three patents.

Seppo Salminen, PHD, is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry at the University of Turku in Finland. He is also a Visiting Professor of Food Toxicology at RMIT University in Australia. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Salminen worked as a nutrition specialist, project manager, and toxicologist for private industry and government agencies. Dr. Salminen has written more than 240 refereed publications, several book chapters, and five books.

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