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History of Microorganisms in Food

History of Microorganisms in Food

Introduction Although it is extremely difficult to pinpoint the precise beginning of human awareness of the presence and role of microorganisms in foods, the available evidence indicates that this knowledge preceded the establishment of bacteriology or microbiology as a science. The era prior to the establishment of bacteriology as a …

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Taxonomy Role and Significance of Microorganisms in Foods

Taxonomy Role and Significance of Microorganisms in Foods

Introduction Because human food sources are of plant and animal origin, it is important to understand the biological principles of the microbial biota associated with plants and animals in their natural habitats and respective roles. Although it sometimes appears that microorganisms are trying to ruin our food sources by infecting …

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