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Basic Biotechnology

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ISBN-10: 0521549582

ISBN-13: 9780521549585

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Colin Ratledge, Bjorn Kristiansen

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Basic biotechnology, biology and bioprocessing topics are combined in this volume. Fundamental principles that underpin all biotechnology are explained and a full range of examples discussed to show how these principles are applied from starting substrate to final product.
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Book details

List price: $84.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 679
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

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.

List of contributors
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the third edition
Fundamentals and principles
Public perception of biotechnology
Biochemistry and physiology of growth and metabolism
Stoichiometry and kinetics of microbial growth from a thermodynamic perspective
Genome management and analysis: prokaryotes
Genetic engineering: yeasts and filamentous fungi
Microbial process kinetics
Bioreactor design
Mass transfer
Downstream processing
Measurement, monitoring, modelling and control
Process economics
Practical applications
High-throughput screening and process optimisation
The business of biotechnology
Amino acids
Organic acids
Microbial polysaccharides and single cell oils
Environmental applications
Production of antibiotics by fermentation
Strategies of cultivation
Enzyme biotechnology
Recombinant proteins of high value
Insect and mammalian cell culture
Plant cell biotechnology
Immunochemical applications