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Vos, Willem M. de

Works: 104 works in 149 publications in 2 languages and 525 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Thesis advisor, Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Willem M. de Vos
Genetics and biotechnology of lactic acid bacteria by Michael J Gasson( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prime reference volume for geneticists, food technologists and biotechnologists in the academic and industrial sectors. Fermentations with lactic acid bacteria determine important qualities such as taste, shelf-life, and food values. New methods of food production require fast and reliable manufacture, which has led to a dramatic surge of interest in the genetic, microbiological and biochemical properties of lactic acid bacteria
Food fermentation by M. J. Robert Nout( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fermented foods represent a wide variety of daily foods consumed world-wide, made from ingredients of animal (milk, meat, fish) and plant (cereals, starchy crops, leguminous seeds, fruits) origin. Notwithstanding the antique roots of food fermentation, its products enjoy great popularity not only because of their attractive taste and flavour, but also for their prolonged shelf-life and safety, their wholesomeness and nutritional value and because of a number of recently proven health-promoting traits. This book is a reflection of one of the international advanced courses of the Graduate School VLAG of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. The focus is on state of the art technologies and scientific developments in academia and industry that contribute to the characterization and specification of fermentation starter microorganisms, to the present-day experimental approaches in product and process development and control, and to high throughput analytical techniques that facilitate the precise design of tailor-made fermented food products. Aspects covered include: microbial biodiversity of starter lactic acid bacteria, yeasts and moulds; product technology and functionality relating to flavour formation and control; health promoting aspects of foods and of probiotic and nutraceutical microbes; European legislation of fermented foods and ingredients; modelling and control of bacterial and fungal fermentation processes; and the relevance of ~omics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics) in starter design, metabolic control and safety assurance. This volume surely is an essential up-date for R & D professionals and advanced students of food science and technology
Molecular analysis of the Bacillus subtilis transformation process by Willem M. de Vos( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at the Fourth Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria, Genetics, Metabolism and Applications : Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands, 5-9 September 1993 by Genetics, Metabolism and Applications (4, 1993, Noordwijkerhout) Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at the first International Congress on Extremophiles : Estoril, Portugal, 2-6 Jume 1996 by International Congress on Extremophiles( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lactic acid bacteria : genetics, metabolism, and applications : proceedings of the sixth Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria: Genetics, Metabolism, and Applications, 19-23 September 1999, Veldhoven, the Netherlands by Wilhelmus Nicolaas Konings( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ancient times foods fermented with lactic acid bacteria already constituted an important part of the human diet. From then on, lactic acid bacteria have played an essential role in the preservation of food raw materials and have contributed to the nutritional, organoleptic and health properties of human food products and animal feed. The important function that lactic acid bacteria still have in the production of foods all over the world has resulted in a growing scientific interest in these micro-organisms by academic research groups as well as by industry. During the last 15 years, this research has been stimulated by major internationally coordinated funding efforts that have resulted in a variety of important scientific breakthroughs and have led to new applications. Written by international experts in the field, this issue of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek documents these developments with respect to genetics, metabolism and the application of lactic acid bacteria for industrial and potential medical applications. In this book the first complete genome of a lactic acid bacterium is presented. The book will serve as a reference source and also as an indispensable source of information for further development and exploration of the field
Macht der microben by Willem M. de Vos( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Dutch and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interactions in the microbial world : proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology by J. A. van Veen( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genomic and functional analysis of organohalide-respiring firmicutes by Thomas Kruse( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gene cloning in lactic streptococci by Willem M. de Vos( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tuning for light and more : engineering phototrophy and membrane proteins in Escherichia coli by Nicolaas J. H. P Claassens( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probing the bacterial cell wall with chemical biology tools by Tjerk J Sminia( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mining microbiota signatures in human intestinal tract metagenomes by Sebastian Tims( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biofunctionalized nanoporous aluminum oxide culture chips : for capture and growth of bacteria by Aline Debrassi( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metabolic characterization and viable delivery of Akkermansia muciniphila for its future application by Kees C.H. van der Ark( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lactic acid bacteria : genetics, metabolism and applications( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the carrier state of bacteriophages in starter lactococci : an elementary explanation involving a bacteriophage resistance plasmid by Willem M. de Vos( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metabolic engineering of exopolysaccharide production in Lactococcus lactis by Ingeborg C Boels( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The research described in this thesis contributes to the understanding of exopolysaccharide biosynthesis in lactic acid bacteria and provides a starting point for applications in the dairy industry, especially with respect to the texture and health benefits of fermented products
Functional analysis of Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 : a proteomic approach by David P. A Cohen( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

. Specific Lactobacillus strains are marketed as probiotics because of potential health benefits. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying much of these beneficial effects have yet to be established. In this thesis, a proteomic approach was developed to investigate the functionality of Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 both under laboratory conditions and the human intestinal tract. Proteomics was chosen as proteins present in bacteria isolated from fecal samples will likely reflect the proteins that are produced during transit of the colon. Initially, two-dimensional (2-DE) gel electrophoresis of L. plantarum WCFS1, whose genome has been sequenced, was used to investigate the dynamics of the proteome from the cytosolic fraction isolated from mid- and late-log, early- and late-stationary phase cells grown in a laboratory medium. Almost 200 protein spots were identified by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry revealing differentially regulated proteins for each growth phase, and a proteome reference map was constructed to facilitate further studies. Parallel analysis by proteomics and transcriptomics was performed for various growth phases of L. plantarum WCFS1 and an isogenic ccpA (regulator of carbon catabolite repression) mutant, showing a considerable (70-80%) correlation throughout all growth phases. Genes with deviating transcript and protein levels mainly classified among purine and pyrimidines biosynthesis, energy metabolism, and stress proteins. Next, methods for specifically labeling L. plantarum and for sorting and isolation from human intestinal samples for proteomic analysis were investigated. An oligonucleotide probe was validated for application in Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH) for L. plantarum against numerous other LAB and 40 bacterial species commonly found in the human intestine. The FISH probe was successfully applied to label L. plantarum cells from ileal effluent and fecal samples. An innovative approach involving an extraction method based on immunomagnetic beads using polyclonal antibody against L. plantarum WCFS1 with subsequent proteomic analysis was subsequently developed. In the enriched fraction from a human intestinal sample, L. plantarum accounted for 86% of the total bacterial cells based on quantitative PCR using specific primers. The proteome of L. plantarum cells isolated by the extraction method from the ileal effluent of a subject carrying an ileostoma that had been fed with L. plantarum WCFS1 was visualized on a 2-DE gel. A number of proteins could be identified using the proteome reference map involved in carbohydrate metabolism, stress adaptation and translation, confirming the metabolic activity of the cell, and two of these proteins were confirmed by MALDI-TOF analysis. Glycolytic proteins previously shown to be involved in host-microbe interactions/adherence in other gram-positive bacteria were detected in the 2-DE gels, and these were also detected in cell membrane fractions. Overall, this thesis lays the foundation for application of proteomics to study the functionality of L. plantarum cells from human intestinal samples
Degradation of chlorobenzoates and chlorophenols by methanogenic consortia by Karin Ennik-Maarsen( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter 2 describes the toxicity of monochlorophenols (MCPs)to granular sludge from a UASB reactor. Methane production from a mixture of acetate, propionate and butyrate was measured to test the influence of MCPs on the activity of the sludge. Since other substrates in addition to acetate were used, the sensitivity of syntrophs was also determined. The concentration, the isomeric form and the exposure time of the MCP determined the inhibition of methane formation. Different sensitivities were found for sludges, developed in reactors which had received similar influents, which may be due to differences in the population composition or the granule size. After cold storage of the sludge, the methane production rate decreased, and the sensitivity towards 2-chlorophenol (2-CP) increased. However, an activation period after cold storage could reduce the toxic effect. Inhibition of methane production occurred by MCP concentrations that were in the mM-range
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Genetics and biotechnology of lactic acid bacteria
Food fermentation
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De Vos, W. M.

De Vos, Willem M.

De Vos Willem Meindert

Vos, W. M. de

Vos, W.M. de 1954-

Vos, W. M. de (Willem M.)

Vos, Willem M. de

Vos, Willem Meindert de.

Willem de Vos microbiologist

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Willem de Vos niederländischer Mikrobiologe

ويليم فوس

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