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Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

Edited by I Sundh, A Wilcks, M Goettel

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Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

Microorganisms are widely used in various beneficial applications, including food, pest control, bioremediation, biodegradation, biofuel processes, and plant symbiosis and growth stimulation. his book provides an overview of the available methodology for safety assessments of microorganisms, including determination of their infectivity and whether they produce toxic or sensitising substances. Also covered are the regulatory systems in risk assessment and management of microbial products, quarantine legislations, international treaties, the importance of public risk perception and risk reduction behaviour.


Researchers, industry personnel and universities interested in agriculture, the environment, food and biotechnology, as well as governmental and non-governmental risk assessors.

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Author Edited by I Sundh, A Wilcks, M Goettel
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 360 Pages
ISBN 9781845938109
Publication date Nov-12
Book Type Hardcover


1. Microbes and the law - Safety assessment and regulation of beneficial microorganisms

Part I Food and feed

2. Safety and regulation of microorganisms added to the food and feed chains, including probiotics - Introduction and overview

3. Microbes for human and animal consumption

4. Antibiotic resistance in relation to starter cultures and probiotics

5. Biopreservation of food and feed by postharvest biocontrol with microorganisms

Part II Pest control agents and plant growth promoters

6. Safety and regulation of microbial pest control agents and microbial plant growth promoters - Introduction and overview

7. Microbial control of invertebrate pests

8. Microbial control of plant diseases

9. Safety and regulation of microbial control of weeds

10. Plant growth promotion with microorganisms

Part III Other industrial applications

11. Regulation of microorganisms used for bioremediation, biorefinery and other bioindustrial applications in the USA and Canada

Part IV Evaluating safety

12. Determining the safety of microorganisms - Introduction and overview

13. Virulence genes in risk assessment of beneficial microorganisms: what do genome sequences tell us?

14. Occupational safety of microbial agents

Part V Model test systems

15. Model systems for testing microbial pathogenicity, virulence and toxicity - Introduction and overview

16. Nematode and insect models to assay microbial infectivity, virulence and cytotoxicity

17. Assessing potential cytotoxicity of biocontrol microorganisms using invertebrate assays 18. Assessing genotoxic effects of microbial products

19. Assessing the sensitization and irritation properties of microorganisms

Part VI International harmonization and risk perception

20. International conventions and agreements - Consequences for international trade and utilization of biological matter including microorganisms

21. OECD guidelines and harmonization for microbial control agents

22. Understanding public risk perception for the use of beneficial microorganisms

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