Synopsis of Biotechnology with Question Bank & Mnemonics

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Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary subject which is now solving important scientific and societal problems for the benefit of mankind and environment. This discipline has gained lot of momentum once the genome has been sequenced. Molecular biology, bioinformatics, microbiology, proteomics, genomics, cell biology, drug designing, cloning, stem cell research are some major fields of biotechnology which gained more importance in now a days. This book will be highly useful for students, teachers and researchers in all disciplines of life sciences, medicine, agricultural sciences and biotechnology in colleges, universities and research institutions. Multiple choice questions will help the students for preparation of CSIR-UGC-NET and other competitive entrance examinations.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Biological cell
11
Biomolecules
15
Enzymes
17
Metabolic pathways
28
Carbohydrates
30
Amino acids Proteins
35
Lipids
46
Vitamins Coenzymes
52
Mineral metabolism
55
Food assimilation and nutrition
56
Hormones
58
Molecular Biology
60
pH Buffer physiological buffer systems
68
Immunology 60
76
Environmental Biotechnology cancer and cancer makers 61
78

Haemoglobin
50
Multiple Choice Questions
80

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Dr Suresh Kumar Gahlawat, Ph.D. is Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Chaudhary Devi Lal University (CDLU), Sirsa, India. He also worked in various capacities such as Dean Research, Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, Dean of Colleges, Dean Student’s Welfare and Chairperson, Department of Biotechnology in the same university. He received postdoctoral BOYSCAST fellowship and DBT Overseas Associateship from the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India for carrying out research at FRS Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, UK. His research interests include the development of molecular diagnostic methods for bacterial and viral diseases. He published more than 70 research papers in journals of national and international repute, authored more than 06 books and supervised M.Phil and Ph.D research work of 14 students. He is active member of various international scientific organizations and societies including Association Microbiologist of India.

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