Introduction to Biotechnology is the first biotechnology textbook geared specifically for the diverse scientific backgrounds of undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in biotechnology.
With its balanced coverage of basic molecular biology, historical developments, and contemporary applications, the text provides students with the tools and basic knowledge for success in the biotech industry. Special sections on ethical issues in biotechnology, career profiles, and research “tools” are also highlighted in the book.
William Thieman chairs one of the leading biotech programs in California, and co-author Michael A. Palladino is a molecular biologist with considerable expertise in directing undergraduate student research in recombinant DNA technology.
Appropriate for both two- and four-year schools, Introduction to Biotechnology is the perfect biotechnology textbook for undergraduates interested in the biotechnology field.
1. The Biotechnology Century and Its Workforce.
2. An Introduction to Genes and Genomes.
3. History of Genetic Manipulation: Recombinant DNA Technology.
4. Proteins as Products.
5. Microbial Biotechnology.
6. Agricultural Biotechnology.
7. Animal Biotechnology.
8. DNA Fingerprinting and Forensic Analysis.
10. Aquatic Biotechnology.
11. Medical Biotechnology.
12. Regulatory Biotechnology.
13. Ethics and Biotechnology.
Answers to end-of-chapter questions.