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Agricultural Biotechnology

V.K. Gautam (Author)

Agricultural biotechnology is a collection of scientific techniques, including genetic engineering, that are used to create, improve, or modify plants, animals, and microorganisms. Using conventional techniques, such as selective breeding, scientists have been working to improve plants and animals for human benefit for hundreds of years. Modern techniques now enable scientists to move genes and therefore desirable traits in ways they could not before-and with greater ease and precision. This book provides students with a basic understanding of the concepts that contribute to agricultures biotechnology revolution. Each chapter of this comprehensive text includes topics such as IPR, mergers and acquisitions and the uses of biotechnology and biotech careers. Also included is a thorough examination of the controversy and concerns over the use of genetic engineering, genetically modified organisms, cloning and their potential dangers to humans and the environments. This information enables students to engage and utilize the texts science-based content in classroom discussions and research activities.

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About the author

V.K. Gautam

Dr. V.K. Gautam in the chair a panel of judges for an international conference by the World Health Organization. He serves in various national advisory and standards-making bodies including the State and Territorial Association on Agricultural Techniques. His recent publications include Biotechnology, Agricultural Techniques and Methods. He also participated in various conferences and seminars organised by Govt. and Private organisations. He has presented his papers in many seminars and workshops on Agricultural Biotechnology throughout the Country, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia and United States.

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Bibliographic information

Title Agricultural Biotechnology
Author V.K. Gautam
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8181920538
length vii+312p., Tables; Figures; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.