Biology and Biotechnology Science, Applications, and Issues

ISBN-10: 1555813046

ISBN-13: 9781555813048

Edition: 2005

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Description: - College-level textbook designed to provide analytical strategies necessary for making informed decisions about various uses of biotechnology - Provides rare view into the interconnected world of research, government policy, regulatory processes, and developing new technologies - Integrates cell biology with observable organismal phenomena and technological applications - Presents balanced examination of biotechnology in medicine, agriculture, food, and industry - Clarifies regulatory processes governing the introduction of new biotechnology products into the marketplace - Prepares students to be informed consumers of biotechnology products and policies

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Book details

List price: $89.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: ASM Press
Publication date: 6/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 686
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Perspective
Science, Technology, and Society
The Foundational Science
From Atoms to Organisms
The Cell: The Basic Unit of Life
Molecular Components of Cells
Expression of Genetic Information
Protein Structure and Function
Cell Metabolism
Cells Maintain Their Internal Environments
Cells Respond to Their External Environments
Cells Grow and Reproduce
Cells Differentiate
From Organisms to Ecosystems
Patterns of Genetic Inheritance
From Genotype to Phenotype
Evolutionary Mechanisms
Ecological Interactions
Biotechnology Applications and Issues
Research Applications
The Biotechnology Toolbox
Biotechnology in the Research Laboratory
Commercial Applications
Moving Science from the Laboratory into Society
Risks and Regulations
Health Care Applications
Medical Biotechnology in Society
Biotechnology in the Food Industry
Ecology and Evolution in Agriculture
Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture
Environmental Sustainability and Biotechnology
Index
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