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Understanding Biotechnology An Integrated and Cyber-Based Approach

ISBN-10: 0130945005

ISBN-13: 9780130945006

Edition: 2004

Authors: George Acquaah

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List price: $116.20
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/9/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

What Is Biotechnology?
Brief Review of The Underlying Science
The Nature of Living Things: How They Are Organized
The Nature of Living Things: How They Function
The Nature of Living Things: Genetic Behavior
Principles of Genetic Manipulation of Organisms: Conventional Approach
Principles of Genetic Manipulation of Organisms: Recombinant DNA (rDNA) Technology
Enabling Technologies of Biotechnology
Cell and Tissue Culture
Electrophoresis and Blotting
Molecular Markers
The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and DNA Synthesis
Genome Mapping and DNA Sequencing
Storage and Retrieval of Genetic Information
Approaches of Biotechnology
Structural Genomics
Genome Sequencing
Protein Structure Determination
Functional Genomics
Bioinformatics
DNA Microarrays
Proteomics
Modifying Protein Production and Function
Protein Engineering
Antisense Technology
Specific Application
Food Biotechnology
Plants
Animals and Microbes
Human Health and Diagnostics
Applications in Medicine
Forensic Applications
Industrial Applications
Bioprocessing
Microbial-Based Pharming
Biosensors
Recovering Metals
Environmental Applications
Social Issues
Rights and Privileges
Intellectual Property
Ethical Implications
Risks and Regulations
Biotechnology as a Business
The Concept of a Biotechnology Company
The Role of Management
Recent Business Dynamics
Jobs in Biotechnology
Biotechnology and Developing Economies
Perceptions and Fears About Biotechnology
Contrasting Public and Scientific Perceptions
Bioterrorism
Biotechnology: The Future
Additional Resources
Selected Biotechnology Websites
Glossary
Index