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Laboratory Manual on Biotechnology

R.S. Sengar (Author) Shalini Gupta (Author) Amit Kumar Sharma (Author)

Today, plant biotechnology has become entrenched as a branch of science, and biotechnology courses have been included not only at university but even at school level reflecting the importance of the subject. Recently biotechnology has been introduced in syllabus of most of the universities, at the graduate and/or post graduate level(s), either as a separate paper or a part of it. For the better understanding of the subject it is imperative that students should be facilitated to learn the elementary laboratory protocol on different aspects of plant biotechnology. With this end in view, authors have prepared the present book entitled, Laboratory Manual on Biotechnology. The authors have been teaching biotechnology and realises the problems of students. Therefore, this book is compiled to provide the students, the current informations of different areas of practical biotechnology. In this book, various protocols have been described in very simple manner and worksheets have been provided to record the observations etc. Exercises have been so arranged that they have become linked to each other for better understanding of the rationale to carry out the exercises.

The manual deals with seven different parts. The language of the text is simple and the subject matter is fully illustrated. In this book each experiment includes introduction, principle, materials, procedure and calculations. In addition, there are 19 appendices which give minute details on basic chemistry, buffer preparations and other aspects required for the conduct of the experiments.

The methods given in the book will be useful for conducting practical classes at the undergraduate and post graduate levels in biotechnology, biochemistry, microbiology, agricultural sciences, environmental science, botany, zoology, genetics and plant breeding, pharmaceutical science and other biology-related subjects. This book will be bonanza for the research workers.

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About the author

Amit Kumar Sharma

Throughout a busy professional career that got underway in 1991, Dr. Amit Kumar Sharma has functioned as sociologist, Indologist, writer, columnist and, increasingly, as philosopher of indic civilization. His versatility in all of these areas has resulted in well over 200 articles in English and Hindi. He has also written 6 books dealing with Sociology, Indian Society, and Culture and Gandhian ideology. He is a multilingual person who frequently writes both in Hindi and English languages. As an academician his main areas of concern are Cinema and Culture in India, Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Civilizations, Sociological Theories and Indology.

He has obtained his M.Phil and PhD degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He did his masters in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. He has been teaching Sociology at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, JNU, New Delhi since 1999.

In addition to his professorial and professional activities, Amit Kumar Sharma has been active in public sphere about politics in India, Gandhian philosophy, Hindi cinema and emerging global order. Presently, he is the brand ambassador of brandbihar.com, website that promotes the culture of Indina ethos in 189 countries.

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Title Laboratory Manual on Biotechnology
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2011
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9380012308
length xviii+548p., Tables.