Biotechnology: An Introduction (Non-Infotrac Version) / Edition 1

Biotechnology: An Introduction (Non-Infotrac Version) / Edition 1

by Susan R. Barnum, Carol M. Barnum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534234364

ISBN-13: 9780534234362

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: Wadsworth

Designed for use in introductory biotechnology courses or as a supplement in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, or microbiology courses, Barnum's text gives readers a broad view of biotechnology, integrating historical and modern biotechnology topics. It then proceeds to describe the processes and methods used to manipulate living organisms or the substances…  See more details below

Overview

Designed for use in introductory biotechnology courses or as a supplement in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, or microbiology courses, Barnum's text gives readers a broad view of biotechnology, integrating historical and modern biotechnology topics. It then proceeds to describe the processes and methods used to manipulate living organisms or the substances and products from these organisms for medical, agricultural, and industrial purposes. Detail illustrates the technology and how it's applied - including discussions on the implications of biotechnology in such areas as gene therapy, medicine, agriculture, marine biology, and forensics. The author also uses many examples and case studies to explain topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534234362
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Biology Series
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Modern Biotechnology1
2The DNA Revolution: Promise and Controversy17
3Gene Expression27
4Basic Principles of Recombinant DNA Technology49
5Microbial Biotechnology69
6Plant Biotechnology91
7Animal Biotechnology107
8Marine Biotechnology121
9The Human Genome Project145
10Medical Biotechnology161
11Forensics and DNA Profiling179
12Regulation, Patents, and Society191
App. ASummary of NIH Guidelines, July 1976199
App. BRevisions of NIH Guidelines, 1978-1982201
App. CThe Immune Response: An Overview203
App. DExamples of Industrial Chemicals Produced by Fermentation207
App. ERegulatory Agencies and Laws for Product Regulation209
Glossary213
Credits and Acknowledgments221
Index223

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