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Biotechnology

Biotechnology

4th Edition

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Part of Studies in Biology

  • Date Published: December 2007
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  • isbn: 9780511252709

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  • Biotechnology will undoubtedly be the major technology of the twenty-first century. It concerns the practical application of biological organisms or their various components to the benefit of humankind, and spans a multitude of modern and traditional industries. The rise of genetic engineering, genomics, proteomics and the creation of transgenic crops and animals has revolutionised activities as varied as brewing beer, the treatment of sewage and wastewater, to drug development and agriculture. In this expanded fourth edition of his popular textbook, John Smith once again demystifies biotechnology, and especially genetic manipulation, clearly and accessibly explaining the history, techniques, and applications of modern biotechnology for students and the general reader. All aspects of biotechnology are covered and a positive stance is taken concerning the potential benefits to human society. In this edition, greater emphasis is given to the public perception of biotechnology and the ethical and safety questions raised.

    • Completely updated edition of a successful undergraduate textbook
    • Includes material on proteomics, drug development and an expanded section on public perception of biotechnology
    • Forms an ideal introduction to this exciting area of biology
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    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511252709
    • contains: 50 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. The nature of biotechnology
    2. Substrates for biotechnology
    3. Genetics and biotechnology
    4. Bioprocess/fermentation technology
    5. Enzyme technology
    6. Biological fuel generation
    7. Single cell protein (SCP)
    8. Biotechnology and medicine
    9. Environmental biotechnology
    10. Biotechnology in the agricultural and forestry industries
    11. Food and beverage biotechnology
    12. Protection of biotechnological inventions
    13. Safety in biotechnology
    14. Public perception of biotechnology: genetic engineering - safety, social, moral and ethical considerations
    15. Looking to the future
    Glossary
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Author

    John E. Smith, University of Strathclyde
    John E. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Applied Microbiology in the Department of Bioscience, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

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