Principles of Biotechnology

by Christina A. Crawford

Provides students and researchers with an easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of biotechnology.

Biotechnology may sound like the latest craze in science fiction, but in truth, humans have depended upon it for thousands of years. Students and researchers interested in learning more about topics such as Artificial Selection, Biofuels, Cell Biology, Chimeras, and more will find over 120 easy-to-understand entries in this addition to the Principles of Science series.

More than 120 accessible entries that cover topics related to such important areas as genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, biophysics, biosynthesis and biorobotics. Coverage includes:

  • Artificial Selection
  • Biofuels
  • Biomimetics
  • Bioremediation
  • Cell Biology
  • Chimera
  • Gene Therapy
  • Hybridization
  • Immune Suppression
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Stem Cells
  • Virotherapy

This volume provides readers with the important information they need to understand the basic concepts, philospophical and ethical arguments, possibilities, and consequences of biotechnology. This text will be an important addition to high school and undergraduate libraries with a focus on providing up-to-date resources for students engaged in STEM studies as well as to science collections at all levels.

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