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

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

1. Origins of Modern Biotechnology
2.The DNA Revolution: Promise and Controversy
3.DNA, Genes, and Expression
4.Basic Principles of Recombinant DNA Technology
5.Microbial Biotechnology
6.Plant Biotechnology
7.Animal Biotechnology
8.Marine Biotechnology
9.The Human Genome Project
10.Medical Biotechnology
11.Forensics and DNA Profiling
12.Regulation, Patents, and Society.

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