Understanding the behavior of foodborne pathogens in the food chain: new information for risk assessment analysis

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In recent years and with the significant advancements in instrumentation for molecular biology methods, the focus of food microbiologists, dealing with pathogenic microorganisms in foods, is shifting. Scientists specifically aim at elucidating the effect that the food composition, as well as the commonly employed preservation/storage techniques throughout the food chain, have on the virulence of pathogens. Quantitative PCR and microarrays are, nowadays, powerful tools used for such determinations. The application of these approaches for the determination of the gene expression in situ, is a new field of research for food microbiologists and provides new information regarding virulence potential of foodborne pathogens.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Food Science & Technology
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Pages (from-to)S21-S29
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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