This text for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses offers an approach centered on the most-studied bacteria, Escheria
coli and Bacillus subtilis; other bacteria of medical, ecological, or biotechnological significance are covered as well.
Case reports and animal studies suggested that CSM binds and enhances elimination rates of many organic toxins including Kepone (28,29), DDE (30), other organochlorine pesticides (31), polychlorinated biphenyl compounds (32), Clostridium difficile toxin (33,34), Escheria
coli and Vibrio cholera toxins (35,36), a cytotoxin(s) from an unidentified gastrointestinal microorganism(s) (37,38), the mycotoxins ochratoxin A (39,40) and fumonisin B1 (41), the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin LR (42), the fusarium toxin zearalenone (43), and a toxin from the Chinese herbal product Jin Bu Huan (44).
GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS, BOVINE spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, also called mad cow disease), and Escheria
coli are among a number of issues creating public controversies in the past few years.