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Introduction To Food Biotechnology (Contemporary Food Science)

By: Perry Johnson-Green

312 pages, Figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #131815 | ISBN: 0849311527
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About this book

Describes, explains, and discusses biotechnology within the context of human nutrition, food production, and food processing. It provides clear explanations of the broad range of topics that comprise the field of food biotechnology.


Contents

THE SCOPE OF FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGYOverviewWhat Is Biotechnology? Recombinant DNA TechnologyMicrobial BiotechnologyDiagnostic BiotechnologyControversial Aspects of Food BiotechnologyFood SecurityRecommended ReadingTOOLS OF THE TRADEThe Heart of Biotechnology: Cell BiologyBacteriaFungi are also Useful and VariedViruses: Useful ParasitesDNA: The Heart of BiotechnologyRecommended ReadingGENE CLONING AND PRODUCTION OF RECOMBINANT PROTEINSWhat Is a Recombinant Protein? Why Bother Making Recombinant Proteins? How and Why Are Genes Cloned? (The Big Picture)Gene Cloning: The Detailed PictureThe cDNA AlternativePolymerase Chain Reaction: A Revolution in CloningAlternative Vectors: pUCAlternative Vectors: Phage LambdaArtificial ChromosomesSubcloning and Vector DiversityRecombinant ChymosinRecombinant Bovine Growth HormoneRecommended ReadingPLANT BIOTECHNOLOGYOverviewPlant Cell and Tissue CultureTransgenic PlantsApplications of Transgenic Plants to Food ProductionTransgenic Food Plants under DevelopmentAlternative Agricultural TechnologiesRecommended ReadingANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGYOverviewTransgenic FishModified Milk ProteinsThe Search for Embryonic Stem CellsTransfer of Somatic Nuclei: An Alternative to the Use of Embryonic Stem CellsRecommended ReadingDIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMSWhy are Diagnostic Systems Needed? Diagnostic BiotechnologyRecommended ReadingCELL CULTURE AND FOODOverviewBrewingDairy BiotechnologyAmino Acids: Nutritional Boosts and Flavour EnhancersMicrobial EnzymesMicrobial PolysaccharidesCitric Acid and Vitamin ProductionDevelopment of Novel Microbial ProductsRecommended ReadingINDUSTRIAL CELL CULTUREScale-Up of Cell CultureEnvironmental FactorsTypes of BioreactorsDownstream ProcessingRecommended ReadingETHICS, SAFETY, AND REGULATIONOverall PerspectiveConsumer Perspectives and Food BiotechnologySafety Assessment and Regulation of Transgenic CropsAssessment and Regulation of Diagnostic TestsBiotechnology and the Developing WorldRecommended ReadingIndex

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