Thoroughly updated for currency and with exciting new practical examples throughout, this popular text provides the tools, practice, and basic knowledge for success in the biotech workforce.
With its balanced coverage of basic cell and molecular biology, fundamental techniques, historical accounts, new advances, and hands-on applications, the Third Edition emphasizes the future of biotechnology and the biotechnology student's role in that future. Two new features-Forecasting the Future, and Making a Difference-along with several returning hallmark features, support the new focus.
Glossary 1. The Biotechnology Century and Its Workforce 2. An Introduction to Genes and Genomes 3. Recombinant DNA Technology and Genomics 4. Proteins as Products 5. Microbial Biotechnology 6. Plant Biotechnology 7. Animal Biotechnology 8. DNA Fingerprinting and Forensic Analysis 9. Bioremediation 10. Aquatic Biotechnology 11. Medical Biotechnology 12. Ethics and Biotechnology Appendix I: Answers to Questions Appendix II: The 20 Amino Acids of Proteins Index