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5th Edition


  • Date Published: January 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521711937

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  • Biotechnology is the major technology of the 21st century, yet few people realise how much it impacts on many aspects of human society. The defining aim of this new fifth edition is to re-establish the correct understanding of the term biotechnology. Using the straightforward style that made the previous editions of his textbook so popular, John Smith once again helps students with the deciphering and use of biological knowledge. He explains the historical developments in biotechnology and the range of activities from brewing beer, the treatment of sewage and other wastes, and the creation of biofuels. He also discusses the innovations in molecular biology, genomics and proteomics, systems biology and their impact on new biotechnology. In this edition John Smith also re-examines the ethics and morality of aspects of biotechnology and puts new emphasis on stem cells and regenerative medicine and micro RNA.

    • Maintains the straightforward style that made the previous editions so popular with students
    • Demystifies biotechnology and re-establishes the correct understanding of the term
    • New emphasis given on stem cells and regenerative medicine and micro RNA, examines ethics and morality of aspects of biotechnology
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    Product details

    • Edition: 5th Edition
    • Date Published: January 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521711937
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 188 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 93 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The nature of biotechnology
    2. Biomass: a biotechnology substrate?
    3. Genetics and biotechnology
    4. Bioprocess/fermentation technology
    5. Enzyme technology
    6. Biological fuel generation
    7. Environmental biotechnology
    8. Plant and forest biotechnology
    9. Animal and insect biotechnology
    10. Food and beverage biotechnology
    11. Biotechnology and medicine
    12. Stem cell biotechnology
    13. Protection of biotechnological inventions
    14. Safety in biotechnology
    15. Public perception of biotechnology: genetic engineering - safety, social, moral and ethical considerations
    16. Looking to the future.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Applications in Biotechnology
    • Biotechnology and Bioengineering
    • Biotechnology and Society
    • Foundations of Biotech Sciences & Management
    • Industrial Microbiology
    • Microbioal biotechnology
    • Microbiology ll and llI, Bioprocess Engineering and Manufacturing Process
    • Microbiology ll: Industrial Applications
    • Molecular Biology
    • Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology in Society
    • Molecular biotechnology
    • Principles of Biotechnology
  • Author

    John E. Smith, University of Strathclyde
    John E. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Applied Microbiology in the Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and Chief Scientific Adviser to GlycaNova, Norway.

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