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Applications of Biotechnology

B.N. Tripathi (Editor) G.S. Shekhawat (Editor) Vinay Sharma (Editor)

Biotechnology is one of the most exciting and revolutionary sciences of this century. It can be defined as the technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives, thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. The advent of biotechnology has opened up a wide horizon in the field of biological research. Biotechnology also proves its immense applications at every step of human life such as, health care, crop improvement, development of valuable products and abatement of environmental problems. The book is comprised of fourteen chapters based on updated information on various aspects of biotechnology e.g. microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, physiology and tissue engineering, environment, health, where biotechnology finds tremendous application. All the chapters have been written by eminent academics and well known scientists in the field, thus ensuring a good balance between theory and practice. The information covered in the book are focused on following aspects: Applications of biotechnology in exploitation of microbial diversity.
Abatement of environmental problems and pollution control using biotechnological approaches.  Utility of biotechnology in public health care, human welfare and medical biology.  Applications of biotechnology in crop improvement and development of resistant crops. Use of biotechnology in conservation of biological resources. Assessment of hazardous compounds in the environment. Use of biotechnology in remediation of diseases and drug designing. Further extensive illustration and highlighting of major applications of biotechnology make this book invaluable to biotechnologist, microbiologist as well as students dealing with applied microbiology, industrial microbiology, metabolic engineering, environmental biotechnology, stress biotechnology and cell and tissue engineering.

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Bibliographic information

Title Applications of Biotechnology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.09.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8179102152
length xiv+228p.