This lecture note covers the following
topics: Applications of Plant Biotechnology in Crop Improvement, Microtechniques,
Plant Genetic Engineering and Production of Transgenic Plants, Applications of
Cell Culture Systems in Metabolic Engineering, Molecular farming and
This note explains the following topics: Origins of agriculture and plant breeding, The science of genes, Chemicals of
concern, The food industry and regulation of food safety Natural vs. synthetic
chemicals, Pest control, pesticides, and the story of DDT, Organic and
ecological agriculture, Dolly, BST, and transgenic animals, BT insect-tolerant
crops, Future foods and drugs, Ethics and animal rights.
This book presents an introductory overview of
Actinobacteria with three main divisions: taxonomic principles, bioprospecting,
and agriculture and industrial utility, which covers isolation, cultivation
methods, and identification of Actinobacteria and production and
biotechnological potential of antibacterial compounds and enzymes from
Actinobacteria. This book will be beneficial for the graduate students,
teachers, researchers, biotechnologists, and other professionals, who are
interested to fortify and expand their knowledge about Actinobacteria in the
field of Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Science, Plant Science,
Agriculture, Plant pathology, Environmental Science, etc.
The purpose of this report is to create greater awareness of the
opportunities to reduce hunger and improve nutrition in developing countries
through the application of biotechnology to widely practiced methods of food
preparation and preservation.
Author(s): Panel on the
Applications of Biotechnology to Traditional Fermented Foods, National Research
are the sample chapters from the book 'Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology:
Bioprocess, Bioseparation, and Cell Technology' and covers the following topics:
Apoptosis, Bioreactor Scale-Up, Neural Stem Cells: Bioprocess Engineering,
S-Layers, Microbial and Biotechnological Applications.