Special Issue "Microbiology in Animal Products"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 210

Special Issue Editors

Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry (DAGRI), University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Interests: microbial ecology; high-throughput sequencing; metagenomics; bioremediation; bioelectrochemical systems; rumen microbiota
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Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry (DAGRI), University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Interests: animal nutrition; ruminants; poultry; rumen fisiology and community; polyphenol inclusion in animal diets; antibiotic; hydrolysable polyphenol; monoglyceride; pathogen; poultry feeding
Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry (DAGRI), University of Florence, 50144 Florence, Italy
Interests: lactic acid bacteria; fermented foods; bioactive peptides; legumes; probiotics; fermented beverages
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Microorganisms play a key role in animal farming since they can affect both animal performance and the quality of animal products. Intestinal and rumen microbiota are strictly connected with animal physiology and are responsible for feed efficiency and final product quality. For example, rumen microbiota has a crucial role in the degradation of dietary fibers, and its activity can be modulated to improve the productive performances of the animal and increase production sustainability (CH4 emission reduction). Furthermore, the activity of rumen and intestinal microbiota can be modulated to enrich animal products with functional molecules, such as conjugated linoleic acid, and improve their quality. Moreover, autochthonous microorganisms or microorganisms added as starters also have an important technological role, being responsible for several biochemical and physicochemical transformations occurring during the processing of animal products, such as sausages and yogurt. In addition, microorganisms, particularly lactic acid bacteria, can improve the sensory, safety, and nutritional features of the final products, for instance, producing antimicrobial substances.

In this Special Issue, we invite authors to submit articles concerning the microbial and biotechnological aspects of animal products, focusing either on production or processing.

Dr. Matteo Daghio
Dr. Federica Mannelli
Dr. Viola Galli
Guest Editors

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