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Completely revised, Food Biotechnology, Second Edition demonstrates the effect that biotechnology has on food production and processing. The book begins with an overview of principles of microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics. It follows with a review of food microbiology that analyzes the genetics and processes of dietary fundamentals including dairy starter cultures, lactic acid bacteria, baker's yeast, and wine. The next section discusses dairy and animal foods, and continues with an examination of plants and algal systems. It explores food safety and diagnostics, and functional foods, and novel food bioprocessing applications. The volume concludes with regulatory and patent issues.