Special Issue "Food Microbial Diversity"
A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Microbiology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Special Issue Editors
Dr. Agapi I. Doulgeraki
Hellenic Agricultural Organisation-DEMETER, Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products, Sofokli Venizelou 1, Lycovrissi 14123, Attica, Greece
Special Issue Information
The study of microbial diversity of foods is essential to understand the quality and safety aspects of a type of food. Through the years, different approaches have been adopted to monitor and characterize the microorganisms present in a certain type of food. Beyond microbial enumeration on selective media, isolation of microorganisms from a food matrix was essential to identify the food microbiota. In this case, microbial characterization was performed through the application of morphological and biochemical tests and/or molecular approaches. However, the evolution of molecular biology has led to the development of new technologies where the DNA is extracted directly from a sample and the microbiota could be analyzed by analyzing the massive sequences resulting from these methods. In recent years, these technologies have been adopted by food scientists and have been applied to map the microorganisms present in a particular type of food.
This Special Issue of Microorganisms aims to collect the latest articles that examine the microbial diversity of foods, e.g., raw, processed, fermented foods. We invite contributions as original research articles or reviews that cover any aspect of food microbial diversity. We encourage researchers to submit their works using culture-dependent and culture-independent techniques applied for microbiome characterization, as well as an exploration of microbial physiology and properties. We are especially interested in research works aiming to identify the microbial diversity of foods and their impact on food safety and quality aspects.
Dr. Agapi I. Doulgeraki
Dr. Chrysoula Tassou
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Published Papers (4 papers)