Biotechnology for Beginners
Biotechnology is the applied science of using living organisms and their by-products for commercial development. It has grown and evolved to such an extent over the past few years that increasing numbers of professionals work in areas directly impacted by it. For the first time, this book offers an exciting and colorful overview of biotechnology for professionals and students in a wide array of the life sciences including: Genetics, Immunology, Biochemistry, Agronomy, Food Science, and Animal Science. This book also appeals to the lay reader without a scientific background who is interested in an entertaining and informative introduction to the key aspects of biotechnology.
Authors Renneberg and Demain discuss the opportunities and risks of individual technologies and provide historical data in easy-to-reference boxes, highlighting key topics. Biotechnology for Beginners covers all major aspects of the field, from food biotechnology to enzymes, genetic engineering, viruses, antibodies, and vaccines, to environmental biotechnology, transgenic animals, analytical biotechnology, and the human genome. This stimulating book is the most user-friendly source for a comprehensive overview of this complex field.
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BEER BREAD AND CHEESE The Tasty Side of Biotechnology Chapter
Pleasure 77 1 9 An Alliance of Molds and Bacteria in Cheese Production 20 Q Sake and Soy Sauce
THE WONDERS OF GENE TECHNOLOGY 57 Chapter 3
Artificial Insulin Variants Muteins Obtained by Protein Engineering 553 25 Genetically Modified
DNA Structure 67 Box 3 3 Useful Gene Transporters 76 Box 3 4 Insulin und Diabetes 86 Box 3 5 Test
VIRUSES ANTIBODIES AND VACCINES 123
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY From Oneway streets to Traffic Circles 149
Plant Expression System a Mature Technology Plat
EMBRYOS CLONES AND TRANSGENIC ANIMALS 203 Chapters
GloFisff The First Transgenic Pet 244
Interference and the Life of Honeybees 256Box 8 7 In Vitro Fertilization in Humans 255Box 8 8
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION CANCER AND STEM CELLS BIOTECHNOLOGY is A LIFE SAVER 243
Perspectives on Red Biotechnology 266Box 9 2 What Are Interferons?
James W Larrick About the Search for Magic Bullets
Ananda Chakrabarty Patents on Life? 181 Box 6 5 The Experts View
How a Bac
GREEN BIOTECHNOLOGY 171
Single Cell Protein SCPj 202Box 7 3
Alternative Methods for Combating Pests
ANALYTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND THE HUMAN GENOME 253 Chapter 10
Alan Guttmacher about the Dawn of the Genomic Era 324 Box 10 11 The Experts
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