9780321766113

Introduction to Biotechnology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321766113

  • ISBN10:

    0321766113

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/13/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Thoroughly updated for currency and with exciting new practical examples throughout, this popular text provides the tools, practice, and basic knowledge for success in the biotech workforce. With its balanced coverage of basic cell and molecular biology, fundamental techniques, historical accounts, new advances and hands-on applications, the Third Editionemphasizes the future of biotechnology and your role in that future. Two new features-Forecasting the Future, and Making a Difference-along with several returning hallmark features support the new focus.

Author Biography

William Thieman, formerly of Ventura College, chaired one of the leading biotech programs in California. Co-author Michael A. Palladino is a molecular biologist with considerable experience in directing undergraduate student research in recombinant DNA technology; he is co-author of Concepts of Genetics, Tenth Edition, Essentials of Genetics, Seventh Edition, as well as Understanding the Human Genome Project, Second Edition.

Table of Contents

1. The Biotechnology Century and Its Workforce
2. An Introduction to Genes and Genomes
3. Recombinant DNA Technology and Genomics
4. Proteins as Products
5. Microbial Biotechnology
6. Plant Biotechnology 
7. Animal Biotechnology
8. DNA Fingerprinting and Forensic Analysis
9. Bioremediation
10. Aquatic Biotechnology
11. Medical Biotechnology
12. Biotechnology Regulations
13. Ethics and Biotechnology

Appendix I: Answers to Questions

Appendix II: The 20 Amino Acids of Proteins
Glossary
Index

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