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Basic Biotechnology

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J. E. Smith, Colin Ratledge, J. J. Heijnen, Colin R. Harwood, Anil Wipat, David B. Archer, Donald A. MacKenzie, David J. Jeenes, Jens Nielsen, Yusuf Chisti, Henk J. Noorman, Marcel Ottens, Johannes A. Wesselingh, Luuk A. M. van der Wielen, Bernhard Sonnleitner, Bjørn Kristiansen, Steven D. Doig, Frank Baganz, Gary J. Lye, Jason Rushton, Chris Evans, L. Eggeling, W. Pfefferle, H. Sahm, Christian P. Kubicek, Levente Karaffa, James P. Wynn, Philippe Vandevivere, Willy Verstraete, Derek J. Hook, Sven-Olof Enfors, Randy M. Berka, Joel R. Cherry, Georg-B. Kresse, C. J. Hewitt, B. Isailovic, N. T. Mukwena, A. W. Nienow, Robert Verpoorte, Hens J. G. ten Hoopen, Pedro Fernandes, Joaquim M. S. Cabral, M. Clarke
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  • Date Published: August 2013
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  • isbn: 9780511279928
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  • Biotechnology is one of the major technologies of the twenty-first century. Its wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary activities include recombinant DNA techniques, cloning and the application of microbiology to the production of goods from bread to antibiotics. In this new edition of the textbook Basic Biotechnology, biology and bioprocessing topics are uniquely combined to provide a complete overview of biotechnology. The fundamental principles that underpin all biotechnology are explained and a full range of examples are discussed to show how these principles are applied; from starting substrate to final product. A distinctive feature of this text are the discussions of the public perception of biotechnology and the business of biotechnology, which set the science in a broader context. This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students of biotechnology and applied microbiology, and for researchers in biotechnology industries.

    • The only textbook which explains the basic biology of the subject and then gives specific examples of applications in industry
    • Uniquely contains material on the business and economics of biotechnology, written by two leading entrepreneurs
    • Scope of book has been expanded to include new chapters on plant cell biotechnology and high-throughput screening strategies used in the search for new bioactive compounds
    • Printed in 2-colour throughout
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    Reviews & endorsements

    Reviews for the second edition: ' … the book is well presented, with clear and instructive diagrams and useful glossaries for those subject matters that come with their own specific nomenclature. It will certainly be a good resource for anybody who wants to study biotechnology or move into the field from another discipline.' Chemistry in Britain

    'The two editors are to be congratulated for providing a very pertinent and practical textbook … highly recommended as a text for biotechnology students and it is a good starting point for teachers and researchers also.' Pak-Lam Yu, Biotechnology Advances

    '… a useful reference tool for a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals behind the current applications of biotechnology.' Kakoli Ghosh, Food, Nutrition and Agriculture

    '… essential reading for a whole range of people. Students and those involved in biotechnology: those involved in its wider application and those in public life who have to formulate policy: protesting types: and, those who lose sleep worrying about the future, can all benefit from the broad overview.' Peter Spedding, Chemistry and Industry

    'This book is an excellent general reference for anyone wishing a thorough background in recombinant biochemical production.' Science Books & Films

    '… most students insterested in biotechnology will find it a valuable reference. Educators will be able to use many of the chapters as a source of material for their classes.' Don L. Crawford, Quarterly Review of Biology

    'The book is recommended for students and researchers interested in the current view of biotechnology as science and as technology.' Journal of Food Biochemistry

    '… this is a comprehensive book of value to students as a reference text for undergraduate and post graduate courses in biotechnology.' Sophie Foley, Napier University

    'Overall, it is a soundly organised and excellently presented reference source, appropriately illustrated and indexed.' Journal of Biological Education

    ' … an essential read for anyone wishing to be instructed in the current state of the art, and caters for a wide audience … complex ideas are clearly and concisely explained even for non-specialists.' Chemistry & Industry

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511279928
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
    • contains: 265 b/w illus. 94 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Public perception of biotechnology J. E. Smith
    2. Biochemistry and physiology of growth and metabolism Colin Ratledge
    3. Stoichiometry and kinetics of microbial growth from a thermodynamic perspective J. J. Heijnen
    4. Genome management and analysis: prokaryotes Colin R. Harwood and Anil Wipat
    5. Genetic engineering: yeasts and filamentous fungi David B. Archer, Donald A. MacKenzie and David J. Jeenes
    6. Microbial process kinetics Jens Nielsen
    7. Bioreactor design Yusuf Chisti
    8. Mass transfer Henk J. Noorman
    9. Downstream processing Marcel Ottens, Johannes A. Wesselingh and Luuk A. M. van der Wielen
    10. Measurement, monitoring, modelling and control Bernhard Sonnleitner
    11. Process economics Bjørn Kristiansen
    12. High throughput screening and process optimisation Steven D. Doig, Frank Baganz and Gary J Lye
    13. The business of biotechnology Jason Rushton and Chris Evans
    14. Amino acids L. Eggeling, W. Pfefferle and H. Sahm
    15. Organic acids Christian P. Kubicek and Levente Karaffa
    16. Microbial polysaccharides and single cell oils James P. Wynn
    17. Environmental applications Philippe Vandevivere and Willy Verstraete
    18. Production of antibiotics by fermentation Derek J. Hook
    19. Strategies of cultivation Sven-Olof Enfors
    20. Enzyme biotechnology Randy M. Berka and Joel R. Cherry
    21. Recombinant proteins of high value Georg-B. Kresse
    22. Insect and mammalian cell culture C. J. Hewitt, B. Isailovic, N. T. Mukwena and A. W. Nienow
    23. Plant cell biotechnology Robert Verpoorte and Hens J.G. ten Hoopen
    24. Biotransformations Pedro Fernandes and Joaquim M. S. Cabral
    25. Immunochemical applications M. Clarke.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced Biotechnology
    • Bioreactor Processes
    • Biotechnology and Bioproduction
    • Biotechnology Laboratory
    • Biotechnology: Science and Society
    • Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology
    • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Editors

    Colin Ratledge, University of Hull
    Colin Ratledge is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Hull where he has been teaching and researching for nearly 40 years. He has served on almost all the major biotechnology committees in the UK, including Chairperson of the Biological and Biotechnology Research Council. He also acts as a consultant to many industrial companies in the UK, Europe and the USA.

    Bjorn Kristiansen, EU Biotech Consulting, Norway
    Bjorn Kristiansen is the Chief Executive Officer of EU Biotech Consulting in Norway. He is an active member of the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB), including co-founder and interim chairperson for the Section on Biological Engineering Science.

    Contributors

    J. E. Smith, Colin Ratledge, J. J. Heijnen, Colin R. Harwood, Anil Wipat, David B. Archer, Donald A. MacKenzie, David J. Jeenes, Jens Nielsen, Yusuf Chisti, Henk J. Noorman, Marcel Ottens, Johannes A. Wesselingh, Luuk A. M. van der Wielen, Bernhard Sonnleitner, Bjørn Kristiansen, Steven D. Doig, Frank Baganz, Gary J. Lye, Jason Rushton, Chris Evans, L. Eggeling, W. Pfefferle, H. Sahm, Christian P. Kubicek, Levente Karaffa, James P. Wynn, Philippe Vandevivere, Willy Verstraete, Derek J. Hook, Sven-Olof Enfors, Randy M. Berka, Joel R. Cherry, Georg-B. Kresse, C. J. Hewitt, B. Isailovic, N. T. Mukwena, A. W. Nienow, Robert Verpoorte, Hens J. G. ten Hoopen, Pedro Fernandes, Joaquim M. S. Cabral, M. Clarke

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