Genomics of Foodborne Bacterial Pathogens

Edited by Wiedmann, Martin; Zhang, Wei 
Springer  March 2011  

Hardcover  522 pp  ISBN 9781441976857      £153.00
Foodborne illnesses caused by various bacterial, viral, and fungal pathogens lead to a high number of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. and throughout the world. Recent advances in microbial genomics have significantly improved our understanding of the physiology, evolution, ecology, epidemiology, and pathogenesis of different foodborne pathogens. This book focuses on the genomics of foodborne bacterial pathogens. It begins with a brief overview of the recent advances in microbial genomics and the impact of genomics on food safety research. Then, eight chapters follow that elaborate some in-depth reviews on the genomics of several common foodborne bacterial pathogens including Bacillus, Campylobacter, Clostridium, Escherichia coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, and Vibrio. Finally, the last four chapters focus on some current genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic technologies and their applications in studying the epidemiology, evolution, and pathogenesis of foodborne bacterial pathogens. Genomics of Foodborne Bacterial Pathogens can be used as a reference by scientists and professionals in academia, government, and industry who are interested in understanding microbial genomics and using genomics tools to study foodborne bacterial pathogens. This book can also be used as a textbook for instructors and professors who teach food microbiology or microbial genomics-related courses at the post-graduate level.


  • Overview: The Impact of Microbial Genomics on Food Safety, Sara R. Milillo, Martin Wiedmann, and Karin Hoelzer
  • Genomics of Bacillus Species, Ole Andreas Okstad and Anne-Brit Kolsto
  • Post-genome Analysis of the Foodborne Pathogen Campylobacter jejuni, Emily J. Kay, Ozan Gundogdu, and Brendan Wren
  • Genomics of Clostridium, Mark Joseph Jacobson and Eric A. Johnson
  • Genomics of Escherichia and Shigella, Nicole T. Perna
  • Listeria Genomics , Didier Cabanes, Sandra Sousa, and Pascale Cossart
  • Genomics of Salmonella Species, Rocio Canals, Michael McClelland, Carlos A. Santiviago, and Helene Andrews-Polymenis
  • Genomics of Staphylococcus, Jodi A. Lindsay
  • Genomics of Pathogenic Vibrio Species, Michelle Dziejman and Fitnat H. Yildiz
  • Genomic and Transcriptomic Analyses of Foodborne Bacterial Pathogens , Wei Zhang, Edward G. Dudley, and Joseph T. Wade
  • Proteomics of Foodborne Bacterial Pathogens, Clifton K. Fagerquist
  • Molecular Epidemiology of Foodborne Pathogens, Yi Chen, Eric Brown, and Stephen J. Knabel
  • The Evolution of Foodborne Pathogens, Galeb S. Abu-Ali and Shannon D. Manning

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