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Biotechnology Books - Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks and Manuals
The following resources may be helpful for looking up quick facts, definitions, and explanations for principles, theories, and applications of Biotechnology.
Modern Biotechnology by Stephanie StockwellBiotechnology is a fascinating interdisciplinary field uniquely poised to take on some of the world's most complex problems. With this thesis at its core, Modern Biotechnology: Defining and Solving Human Problems takes a refreshing problems-based approach to exploring the field. Novice readers will come away with a broad appreciation for the significance of current and emerging biotechnologies--from regenerative medicine, to genetically enhanced crops, to biofuels. Experts will benefit from the concise review of timely game-changing technologies such as DNA sequence-by-synthesis and clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats/CRISPR-associated protein-9 nuclease-mediated genome editing technologies. Despite being set within a conceptual framework of "wicked" problems (i.e., disease, food production, environmental spoilage), insights into the current state and future potential of biotechnologies make this book both optimistic and forward thinking. This is not just an informative text--it's a jumping off point for engaging with a discipline that has the potential to change the world.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016
DNA nanotechnology : methods and protocols by Giampaolo Zuccheri (Editor)Currently, nanotechnology is exposing the properties of DNA in unprecedented detail leading to new insights on the biological behavior and function of DNA. With the structural perfection of a self-assembling DNA nano-object, such as a DNA origami, it is clear how complex DNA is as a molecule, leading researchers to wonder how many different constructs could be designed and realized. DNA Nanotechnology: Methods and Protocols shows the procedures to follow in order to repeat methods that lead to such constructs or to the mastering of the characterization techniques used to study them. The chapters of this book are roughly divided into two parts: some cover the methods for preparing the nanostructures, from the rationale of the operations to the techniques for their handling, while other chapters deal more directly with advanced instrumental techniques that can manipulate and characterize molecules and nanostructures. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters contain introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and accessible, DNA Nanotechnology: Methods and Protocols serves as an ideal guide to scientists of all backgrounds and aims to ignite interest and spur activity in this young and rapidly growing research field.
Microbial Applications by Vijai Kumar Gupta (Editor); Susanne Zeilinger (Editor); Edivaldo X. Ferreira Filho (Editor); Maria Carmen Durán-Dominguez-de-Bazua (Editor); Diane Purchase (Editor)Microbial applications encompass areas including biotechnology, chemical engineering, and alternative fuel development. Research on their technological developments cover many aspects of work using microbes as cell factories. The fields of biotechnology, chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and medical device development also employ these microbial products. There is an urgent need to integrate all these disciplines that caters to the need of all those who are interested to work in the area of microbial technologies. This book is a step forward to integrate the aforesaid frontline branches into an interdisciplinary research work quenching the academic as well as research thirst of all those concerned about microbes in the respective area of biotechnology, chemical engineering, and pharmaceuticals. All the chapters in this book are related to important research on microbial applications, written by international specialists for researchers and academics in the concerned disciplines. This publication aims to provide a detailed compendium of experimental work and information used to investigate different aspects of microbial technologies, their products as well as interdisciplinary interactions including biochemistry of metabolites, in a manner that reflects the recent developments of relevance to researchers/scientists investigating microbes.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016
Manual of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 3rd edition by Richard H. BaltzThe third edition of the acclaimed Manual of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology reviews the newest techniques, approaches, and options in the use of microorganisms and other cell culture systems for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, industrial enzymes and proteins, foods and beverages, fuels and fine chemicals, and other products. Readers will find a rich array of methods and discussions of productive microbial processes, with means for improving the organism, the process, and the product. Cell cultures based on both prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms are examined, including thorough coverage of mammalian cell culture. Genetics, strain improvement, genetic engineering, and bioprospecting are discussed with regard to a wide variety of organisms and processes.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2010
Basic Bioscience Laboratory Techniques by Philip L. R. Bonner; Alan J. HargreavesThis unique, practical, pocket-sized guide and reference providesevery first year bioscience student with all they need to know toprepare reagents correctly and perform fundamental laboratorytechniques. It also helps them to analyse their data and presenttheir findings, in addition to directing the reader, via acomprehensive list of references, to relevant further reading All of the core bioscience laboratory techniques are coveredincluding: basic calculations and the preparation of solutions;aseptic techniques; microscopy techniques; cell fractionation ;spectrophotometry; chromatography of small and large molecules:electrophoresis of proteins and nucleic acids and data analysis. Inaddition the book includes clear, relevant diagrams and workedexamples of calculations. In short, this is a 'must-have' for all first year biosciencestudents struggling to get to grips with this vitally importantelement of their course.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2011
Dictionary of DNA and Genome Technology by Paul SingletonDNA technology has a vital role in diverse fields such as criminal investigation and gene therapy - dynamic areas involving many specialised terms and techniques. This unique dictionary offers current, detailed, accessible information to lecturers, researchers, students and technicians throughout the biomedical and related sciences. The new edition represents a major update with 50% more entries on the very latest developments. Clear explanations of terms, techniques, and tests, including commercial systems, with detailed coverage of many important procedures and methods. Includes well-established methodology plus new technology and data from the latest research journals, going well beyond the remit of most science dictionaries. Essay-style entries on many major topics to assist newcomers to the field. Covers topics relevant to medicine (diagnosis and gene therapy); veterinary science; biotechnology; biochemistry; pharmaceutical science/drug development; molecular biology; microbiology; epidemiology; genomics; environmental science; plant science/agriculture; taxonomy; and forensic science.
Call Number: McKeldin QH442 .S56 2010
Publication Date: 2010
Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food by Dennis R. Heldman (Editor); Dallas G. Hoover (Editor); Matthew B. Wheeler (Editor)The Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food provides users with unprecedented access to nearly 200 entries that cover the entire food system, describing the concepts and processes that are used in the production of raw agricultural materials and food product manufacturing. So that users can locate the information they need quickly without having to flip through pages and pages of content, the encyclopedia avoids unnecessary complication by presenting information in short, accessible overviews. Addresses Environmental Issues & Sustainability in the Context of 21st Century Challenges Edited by a respected team of biotechnology experts, this unrivaled resource includes descriptions and interpretations of molecular biology research, including topics on the science associated with the cloning of animals, the genetic modification of plants, and the enhanced quality of foods. It discusses current and future applications of molecular biology, with contributions on disease resistance in animals, drought-resistant plants, and improved health of consumers via nutritionally enhanced foods. Uses Illustrations to Communicate Essential Concepts & Visually Enhance the Text This one-of-a-kind periodical examines regulation associated with biotechnology applications¿with specific attention to genetically modified organisms¿regulation differences in various countries, and biotechnology¿s impact on the evolution of new applications. The encyclopedia also looks at how biotechnology is covered in the media, as well as the biotechnology/environment interface and consumer acceptance of the products of biotechnology. Rounding out its solid coverage, the encyclopedia discusses the benefits and concerns about biotechnology in the context of risk assessment, food security, and genetic diversity. ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for both researchers, students, and librarians, including: Citation tracking and alerts Active reference linking Saved searches and marked lists HTML and PDF format options For more information, visit Taylor & Francis Online or contact us to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367 / (E-mail) firstname.lastname@example.org International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062 / (E-mail) email@example.com Dennis R. Heldman speaks about his work on the CRC Press YouTube Channel.
Call Number: Shady Grove Library Stacks S494.5.B563 E53 2011
Publication Date: 2010
The Facts on File Dictionary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering by Mark L. Steinberg; Sharon D. CosloyThe Facts On File Dictionary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Third Edition is an important reference tool for students, teachers, physicians, science and technical writers, and anyone looking for a concise source of current information in this fast-breaking field. This dictionary provides readers with access to the basic vocabulary of modern biotechnology and genetic engineering so that even those with an elementary knowledge of basic biology and biochemistry will be able to follow any developments in this field. This dictionary has been updated and expanded to account for the new developments and new terminology in the rapidly evolving areas of genomics, bioinformatics, cell signaling, and molecular medicine. In addition, a number of biochemical terms pertaining to recent advances in medicines for the treatment of viral diseases, mental illness, cholesterol metabolism, plant engineering, and stem cell research have been included as well. New and revised entries include: Atomic force microscopy (AFM); Epistasis; Kallmann syndrome protein; Marfan syndrome; Oncostatin M (OSM); Progeria; RAG proteins; Thromboxanes; Trimethoprim; and, Vascular endothelial growth factor.
Call Number: STEM Library TP248.16 .S84 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Biotechnology by H-U Kück (Editor), Nicole Frankenberg-Dinkel (Editor)Biotechnology is the technical application that uses living organisms or biological systems to make products that have a profound impact on agriculture, environment, and human health. In this text book, a color-coded classification is used to present basic chapters on white, red, green and blue biotechnology. Beside traditional biotechnical processes, the book will address principles of modern biotechnology research and applications. Each chapter has a general introduction and concluding paragraph, gives key terms, will address problems, and recommends additional readings.
This text book is ideally suited for advanced graduate or master students and will also be a good reference for PhD students, physicians, engineers, attorneys, or non-specialist with an interest into biotechnology.