Biotechnology's wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary activities include recombinant DNA techniques, cloning, and the application of microbiology to the production of goods from bread to antibiotics. In this new edition, biology and bioprocessing topics are uniquely combined to provide a complete overview of biotechnology. A distinctive feature of the text is the discussions of the public perception of biotechnology and the business of biotechnology, which set the science in a broader context. This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students of biotechnology and applied microbiology, and for researchers in biotechnology industries.
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Biotechnology is one of the major technologies of the twenty-first century. In this new edition of Basic Biotechnology biology and bioengineering topics are uniquely combined to provide a complete overview of biotechnology. Fundamental principles that underpin all biotechnology are explained and a full range of examples are discussed, to illustrate how these principles are applied. In addition the public perception and business of biotechnology are discussed making this book essential reading for all students of biotechnology and applied microbiology, and for researchers in biotechnology industries.About the Author:
Colin Ratledge is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Hull where he has been teaching and researching for nearly 40 years. He has served on almost all the major biotechnology committees in the UK, including Chairperson of the Biological and Biotechnology Research Council. He also acts as a consultant to many industrial companies in the UK, Europe and the USA.
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