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Fermented Foods: Characterization of Autochthonous Microbiota Using OMIC Methodologies

Submission deadline: 30 April 2024
Special Issue Editor
  • Teresa Semedo-Lemsaddek, PhD
    CIISA—Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Animal Health, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida da Universidade Técnica, Lisboa, Portugal; Associate Laboratory for Animal and Veterinary Sciences (AL4AnimalS), Lisboa, Portugal
    Interests: microbiology; foodborne pathogens; virulence; antibiorresistance; biofilms; one health
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fermented foods produced without the addition of starter culture contain a very diverse mix of microbial species. These contribute to the organoleptic features of the final product and to its quality and safety. Knowledge of the associated microbial community is considered a key factor in the food industry, since it allows a comprehensive understanding of  how all phases of the production process impact the autochthonous microbiota. This allows prediction of the texture, organoleptic features, palatability, biosafety and authenticity of the finished products. The application of OMICs technologies such as metagenOMICs, proteOMICs, lipidOMICs and volatilOMICs should help to identify the autochthonous microbiota present in fermented foods, together with the associated metabolic functions and consequent organoleptic characteristics.

In this context, the present special issue invites submissions on the microbiological characterization of fermented foods using OMIC techniques or other state-of-the-art molecular approaches. These should bear in mind the putative presence of foodborne pathogens, antimicrobial drug resistance, and overall food quality and safety. 

Dr. Teresa Semedo-Lemsaddek 
Guest Editor

fermented foods
autochthonous microbiota
foodborne pathogens
antimicrobial drug resistance
food safety
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