Biotechnology Fundamentals, Second Edition

Firdos Alam Khan

September 7, 2017 by CRC Press
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ISBN 9780815370048 - CAT# K32784

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Features

    • Provides updated and modified material
    • Contains new illustrations with better quality and enhanced figure captions
    • Stresses key words that are cross referenced in the glossary
    • Covers new material on stem cell technology
    • Includes extensive references at the end of each chapter

    Summary

    A single source reference covering every aspect of biotechnology, Biotechnology Fundamentals, Second Edition breaks down the basic fundamentals of this discipline, and highlights both conventional and modern approaches unique to the industry. In addition to recent advances and updates relevant to the first edition, the revised work also covers ethics in biotechnology and discusses career possibilities in this growing field.

    The book begins with a basic introduction of biotechnology, moves on to more complex topics, and provides relevant examples along the way. Each chapter begins with a brief summary, is illustrated by simple line diagrams, pictures, and tables, and ends with a question session, an assignment, and field trip information. The author also discusses the connection between plant breeding, cheese making, in vitro fertilization, alcohol fermentation, and biotechnology.

    Comprised of 15 chapters, this seminal work offers in-depth coverage of topics that include:

    • Genes and Genomics
    • Proteins and Proteomics
    • Recombinant DNA Technology
    • Microbial Biotechnology
    • Agricultural Biotechnology
    • Animal Biotechnology
    • Environmental Biotechnology
    • Medical Biotechnology
    • Nanobiotechnology
    • Product Development in Biotechnology
    • Industrial Biotechnology
    • Ethics in Biotechnology
    • Careers in Biotechnology
    • Laboratory Tutorials

    Biotechnology Fundamentals, Second Edition provides a complete introduction of biotechnology to students taking biotechnology or life science courses and offers a detailed overview of the fundamentals to anyone in need of comprehensive information on the subject.

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