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Introduction to Biotechnology

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-07-06
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in biotechnology.

Introduction to Biotechnology brings the latest information students need to understand the science and business of biotechnology. The popular text emphasizes the future of biotechnology and the biotechnology student’s role in that future with balanced coverage of basic cell and molecular biology, fundamental techniques, historical accounts, new advances, and hands-on applications.

The 4th Edition features content updates in every chapter that reflect the most relevant, up-to-date changes in technology, applications, ethical issues, and regulations. Additionally, every chapter now includes an analytic Case Study that highlights current research and asks students to use what they’ve learned about key chapter concepts to answer questions. New Career Profiles, written by biotech professionals and available on the Companion Website along with additional career resources, highlight potential jobs in the biotech industry.

Author Biography

William J. Thieman taught biology at Ventura College for 40 years and biotechnology for 11 years before retiring from full time teaching in 2005. He continues to serve as an advisor to the college biotechnology program. He received his B.A. in biology from California State University at Northridge in 1966 and his M.A. degree in Zoology in 1969 at UCLA. In 1995, he started the biotechnology program at Ventura College. In 1998, he added the laboratory skills course, and it was articulated as a state-approved vocational program.  He identified technical skills needed for the program while serving three summer internships at Amgen, Biosource (now Invotrogen) and Biopool. The internships provided an opportunity to learn protocols, interact with lab directors, and query technicians, focusing on identifying the skills needed in these biotechnology companies. He routinely engaged his contacts at these biotechnology companies to lead lab protocols and describe their experiences to his classes.


Mr. Thieman has taught a broad range of undergraduate courses including general, human, and cancer biology. He received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers in 1996 and the 1997 and 2000 Student Success Award from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The Economic Development  Association presented its 1998 Program for Economic Development Award to the biotechnology training program at Ventura College for its work with local biotechnology companies. His success in acquiring grants to support the program was recognized at the 2007 Conference of the National Center for Resource Development.


Michael A. Palladino is Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, former Dean of the School of Science and Professor of Biology at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. He received his B.S. degree in Biology from Trenton State College (now known as The College of New Jersey) in 1987 and his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology from the University of Virginia in 1994.


Dr. Palladino has taught a wide range of courses including anatomy and physiology, biotechnology, cell and molecular biology, general biology, genetics, and endocrinology. He has received several awards for research and teaching, including the Distinguished Teacher Award from Monmouth University, the Caring Heart Award from the New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research, and the Young Andrologist Award from the American Society of Andrology. For more than 15 years he directed a laboratory of undergraduate  student researchers supported by external funding from the National Institutes of Health, biopharma companies, and other agencies. He and his undergraduates studied molecular mechanisms involved in innate immunity and oxygen homeostasis of mammalian male reproductive organs.


Dr. Palladino started writing with Benjamin Cummings a co-author of BiologyLabs On-Line, a series of Internet based interactive laboratories for undergraduate students. He was Series Editor for the Benjamin Cummings Special Topics in Biology booklet series, and author of the first booklet in the series, Understanding the Human Genome Project. Dr. Palladino is a co-author on the writing team of W. S. Klug, M. R. Cummings, C. A. Spencer, and D. J. Killian for the textbooks Concepts of Genetics and Essentials of Genetics, both published by Pearson Education.


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



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