Biotechnology for Beginners, 2nd Edition

  • Reinhard Renneberg
  • Viola Berkling
  • Vanya Loroch
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  • ISBN-10: 0128012730
  • ISBN-13: 9780128012734
  • DDC: 660.6
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 464 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released May 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book offers a comprehensive overview of biotechnology for professionals and students in a wide array of the life sciences, including genetics, immunology, biochemistry, agronomy, and animal science, as well as the lay reader without a scientific background. The authors discuss the opportunities and risks of individual technologies and provide historical data in easy-to-reference boxes, highlighting key topics. The book 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Mycoplasma Mycoides.
Biotech in Stamps.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Foreword by the US Editor, Arnold Demain.
A Personal Foreword by Tom Rapoport.
Some Personal Comments About Our US Editor, Prof. Arnold Demain.
1: Beer, Bread, and Cheese: The Tasty Side of Biotechnology.
2: Enzymes: Molecular Supercatalysts for Use at Home and in Industry.
3: The Wonders of Gene Technology.
4: White Biotechnology: Cells as Synthetic Factories.
5: Viruses, Antibodies, and Vaccines.
6: Environmental Biotechnology: From One-Way Streets to Traffic Circles.
7: Green Biotechnology.
8: Embryos, Clones, and Transgenic Animals.
9: Myocardial Infarction, Cancer, and Stem Cells: Biotechnology is a Life Saver.
10: Analytical Biotechnology and the Human Genome.
Name Index.
Subject Index.