Special Issue "Diversity, Occurrence and Distribution of Foodborne Pathogens"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 2102
Interests: veterinary microbiology; foodborne pathogens; pathogenic Clostridia; Clostridial diseases; Clostridium botulinum; molecular biology; food and feed hygiene
Interests: veterinary microbiology; PCR; veterinary virology; molecular virology; virus diseases; diagnostic; applied virology; equid herpesvirus 1
Foodborne pathogens are significant microbial contaminants of food and feed that cause large numbers of health disturbances in humans and animals. They establish highly diverse microbial communities with different methods of transmission. These communities include pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and fungi, as well as a parasites. Some of them are invasive, infectious, and zoonotic, and the others are able to release toxins which cause deadly threats for humans and animals, as well as high economic losses for food and feed producers. The mentioned diversity of pathogens needs different strategies to be applied in order to ensure feed and food safety in each link of the food chain. During elaboration of such strategies, factors such as environment and virulence acquisition should be taken into account. The understanding of foodborne pathogen diversity on different levels (environmental, molecular, metabolic) plays an important role in the effective control of the occurrence of potential foodborne outbreaks. The aim of this Special Issue is to get closer to understanding the diverse factors influencing the epidemiological potential of foodborne pathogens. Papers on the following topics are especially appreciated:
- Diversity of foodborne pathogens on the physiological and genetic level;
- Predictive models of foodborne pathogen behaviour in diverse environments;
- Diversity of antibiotic resistance of various microbial communities and its link with diverse environmental factors;
- Diversity of foodborne pathogen occurrence in different food and feed materials;
- Diversity of methods of transmission of foodborne pathogens through different links of the food chain.
Dr. Tomasz Grenda
Dr. Karol Stasiak
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Kwiatek
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- foodborne pathogens
- microbial diversity
- microbial food contamination
- microbial feed contamination
- food and feed safety
- food chain