Principles of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

Biotechnology is a fast developing technology as well as a science that has already made an impact to different aspects of day-to-day human life such as Public Health, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Agriculture, Bioenergetics and Information technology. It is very clear that biotechnology will be a key technology for the 21st century or the science of future. It has the potential to ensure food security, dramatically reduce hunger and malnutrition, and reduce rural poverty particularly in the developing countries like India. Considering its commercial potential and its possible impact on the economy, Government of India has taken a number of measures to build up trained human resource in biotechnology and promote research and development and its commercial aspects in the country.

This textbook covers all the fundamental aspects of Biotechnology. It has been written in a very simple manner explaining the fundamental concepts and techniques in detail so that it will be very easy to understand, even for those who do not have a basic understanding in biology. Reading this textbook will give the learners an idea about the relationship between the subject and health, nutrition, agriculture, environment, industry etc. and will understand different application of biotechnology in everyday life. The book will be very helpful in developing interest in the beginners to study biotechnology as a discipline and pursue higher studies and research in biotechnology and other professional courses in future.


Part 1 INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY

Chapter 1 Overview
Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering
Chapter 3 Biotechnology and Society

Part 2 BIOMOLECULES
Chapter 4 Building Block of Biomolecules-Structure and Dynamics
Chapter 5 Structure and Function of Macromolecules
Chapter 6 Biochemical Techniques

Part 3 THE CELL AND DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 7 The Basic Unit of Life
Chapter 8 Cell Growth and Development
Chapter 9 Cellular Techniques

Part 4 GENETICS AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Chapter 10 The Principles of Genetics
Chapter 11 Genome Function
Chapter 12 Gene Expression
Chapter 13 Genetic Techniques

Part 5 PROTEIN AND GENE MANIPULATIONS
Chapter 14 Protein Structure and Engineering
Chapter 15 Recombinant DNA Technology
Chapter 16 Genomics
Chapter 17 Bioinformatics

Part 6 CELL-CULTURE TECHNOLOGY
Chapter 18 Microbial Culture and Applications
Chapter 19 Plant Cell Culture and Applications
Chapter 20 Animal-Cell Culture and Applications
Chapter 21 Applications of Biotechnology (Summary)