The use of biotechnology has been in existence long, ever since human beings used yeast for brewing and bacteria for products such as cheese and yoghurt. However, the wide-scale, technologically sophisticated use of the field has only been possible since the 20th century, where is has managed to carve a niche for itself in many arenas. This book, written as an introductory text, aims to provide students with a useful reference, which brings under its head terms, concepts and processes pertaining to the subject. Elaborating upon what entails the subject, the book proceeds to cover all the important discoveries and breakthroughts in the field, along with an incisive look into its practices. In addition, it covers current trends and practices, making the contents of the book more relevant and up-to-date.
- Bioprocess and Fermentation Technology
- Enzyme Technology
- Biotechnology and Medicine
- Environmental Biotechnology
- Agricultural Biotechnology
- Food Biotechnology
- Gene Therapy
- Genetically Modified Organisms
- Tissue Culture
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Dr. Chandrawati Jee, (b.07.06.1950) Professor of Botany and Head, Department of Biotechnology, A.N. College, Patna, Magadh University (Bihar), has 30 years teaching experience as an outstanding teacher and an active researcher. She obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Botany from Patna University. Her research interest includes environmental sciences in the area of air and water pollution, environmental & experimental biotechnology.
Shagufta, Faculty, P.G. Department of Environmental Sciences, A.N. College, Patna, Magadh University, is M.Sc. in Zoology (Patna University) and Ecology and Environment (IIEE, New Delhi). She is a dedicated teacher and an outstanding researcher. She has been a recipient of Special State Merit Scholarhip throughout her college and university years.The author has completed her Ph.D. research work on 'Seasonal Fluctuation in Blood Glucose and Glycogen and their Hormonal Regulation with reference to Male and Female, Immature, Mature and Senile, Common Indian Fowl, Gallus gallus'. She has 10 research papers to her credit, published in various reputable journals and books.