Comprehensive coverage of the principles, applications and business of biotechnology; from concept to final product.
Representing the current state of biotechnology, this textbook illustrates fundamental aspects of the science with examples from the pharmaceutical, food, and environmental industries. Practical applications are emphasized, with chapters on amino acids, organic acids, antibiotics, baker's yeast, enzyme production, immunochemical projects, and the like. The economics of biotechnology and the role of public perception are specifically addressed. Contributors are biologists and other scientists from Europe, North America, and New Zealand. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)