Unlike most Biotechnology textbooks, Dr. David P. Clark's "Biotechnology" approaches modern Biotechnology from a Molecular Basis, which grew out of the increasing biochemical understanding of physiology. Using straight forward, less-technical jargon, Clark manages to introduce each chapter with a basic concept, that ultimately evolves into a more specific detailed principle. This up-to-date text covers a wide realm of topics including forensics and bioethics using colorful illustrations and concise applications.
This book will help readers understand what molecular biotechnology actually is as a scientific discipline, how the research in this area is conducted, and how this technology may impact the future.
- Up-to-date text focuses on modern biotechnology with a molecular foundation
- Basic concepts followed by more detailed, specific applications
- Clear, color illustrations of key topics and concepts
- Clearly written without overly technical jargon or complicated examples
Upper division undergraduates in: Microbiology, Physiology, Biology, Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Zoology, Plant Biology, Biochemistry and Agriculture
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Basics of Biotechnology Chapter 2 – DNA, RNA, and Protein Chapter 3 - Recombinant DNA Technology Chapter 4 - DNA Synthesis In Vivo and In Vitro Chapter 5 - RNA-Based Technologies Chapter 6 – Immune Technology Chapter 7 – Nanobiotechnology Chapter 8 - Genomics and Gene Expression Chapter 9: Proteomics Chapter 10 – Recombinant Proteins Chapter 11 – Protein Engineering Chapter 12 - Environmental Biotechnology Chapter 13 – Pathway Engineering Chapter 14 – Transgenic Plants and Plant Biotechnology Chapter 15 – Transgenic Animals Chapter 16 – Inherited Defects Chapter 17 – Gene Therapy Chapter 18 – Molecular Biology of Cancer Chapter 19 – Non-Infectious Diseases Chapter 20 – Aging and Apoptosis Chapter 21 – Bacterial Infections Chapter 22 – Viral and Prion Infections Chapter 23 – Biowarfare and Bioterrorism Chapter 24 – Forensic Molecular Biology Chapter 25 – Bioethics in Biotechnology
By David P. Clark, BA (honors)Christ's College Cambridge, 1973 PhD University of Brsitol (England), 1977, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA; and Nanette Pazdernik