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Biotechnology John E. Smith (University of Strathclyde)

Biotechnology By John E. Smith (University of Strathclyde)

Biotechnology by John E. Smith (University of Strathclyde)


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Summary

Biotechnology concerns the practical application of organisms or their components. John Smith describes the history, techniques and applications of biotechnology and discusses the ethical issues raised by recent advances. This book is important reading for anyone, from school onwards, interested in this field.

Biotechnology Summary

Biotechnology by John E. Smith (University of Strathclyde)

Biotechnology concerns the practical application of organisms or their components. Historically, biotechnology was an art, involved in the production of wines, beers and cheeses. Nowadays it involves a series of advanced technologies spanning biology, chemistry, and process engineering. In recent years innovations involving genetic engineering have had a major impact on biotechnology. Its applications are diverse, including the production of new drugs, transgenic organisms and biological fuels, gene therapy and clearing up pollution. John Smith, writing in a readily accessible way, describes the history, techniques and applications of biotechnology as well as discussing the ethical issues raised by this modern science. The third edition of this successful book has nearly doubled in size to take account of recent advances. It is important reading for anyone, from school onwards, interested in this field.

Biotechnology Reviews

'Readers who are already familiar with basic terms of molecular biology will enjoy this book and find it a valuable resource to broaden their perspective on the potential of biotechnology.' Peter Meyer, Trends in Genetics
'... packed with useful information and is written in an easily accessible style suited to a useful course text ... it now includes expanded sections covering such important and timely topics as clean technology, gene therapy, patent protection, the release of GMOs and the application of human genetic research. Strongly recommended.' John Colby, Society for General Microbiology Quarterly

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. An introduction to biotechnology; 2. Substrates for biotechnology; 3. Genetics and biotechnology; 4. Bioprocess/fermentation technology; 5. Enzyme technology; 6. Biological fuel generation; 7. Single cell protein (SCP); 8. Biotechnology and medicine; 9. Environmental biotechnology; 10. Biotechnology in the agro and forestry industries; 11. Food and beverage biotechnology; 12. Protection of biotechnological inventions; 13. Safety in biotechnology; 14. Genetic engineering - safety, social, moral and ethical considerations; 15. Conclusions; Glossary; Further reading; Index.

Additional information

GOR003701015
9780521449113
0521449111
Biotechnology by John E. Smith (University of Strathclyde)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1996-03-21
252
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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