ABOUT THE BOOK:
Biotechnology has enormous potential in health care. It promises to provide novel treatment and better therapies for various diseases, the felicitation of drug development through new technologies, assays and models, new diagnostic tools for early detection of diseases. Biotechnology also has the potential to improve the efficiency of agriculture and to allow sustainable development. There is no shortage of books on biotechnology but this book stands out through its simple, easy to understand, fully illustrated subject matter. The book is divided into 15 chapters. The contents include: Concepts of Genes, Eugenics, Introduction to Biotechnology, Major areas of Biotechnology, Vectors, Basic Concepts of Cell and Tissue Culture, Animal Cell Hybridoma Technology, Somatic Hybridization, Recombinant DNA, Microbes and Genetic Engineering, Cloning, Biotechnology in Medicine, Environment Biotechnology, Food, Drink and Dairy Biotechnology. This book will be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students of various branches of Zoology, Botany, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Agricultural Science.