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Biotechnology: An Overview
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Gupta, Rajan Kumar
xiii+449p.,col.,figs.,tabls., ind., 25 cm
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Weight :  850 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2015
 

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ISBN: 9789351243335
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Price: Rs 2595.00  

Biotechnology is a diverse field dealing with the application of biological discoveries to transform industry, agriculture, and medicine in a new dimension. This biotechnological application is much hyped created by overzealous promotion of biotechnology companies gravitated by press and media to cure diseases, develop new drugs, and feed the world’s hunger through genetically modified organisms, resulting in confusion over what is real and what is fanciful speculation. Biotechnology is variably portrayed as either the next dot-com ride for those with excess capital to invest or as simply not worth following as an investment vehicle.

Acknowledgements v
Preface vii
1. Quorum Sensing: Microbial Communication System 1
2. Micro-algae: A Potent Candidate for Carbon Sequestration and Biofuel Production 9
3. A Brief Introduction to Ecosystem: Its Structure and Functions 21
4. Microbial Diversity: A Review of Different Approaches for its Study 31
5. Bioinformatics Resources for Plant Science 53
6. Nanotechnology and its Applications 67
7. Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful? 79
8. Role of Biofertilizers in Agriculture 89
9. Biochemical Approaches for Next Generation Biofuel Production 101
10. Azotobacter: A Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria as Biofertilizer in Organic Farming 113
11. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi: The Geo-Engineers 129
12. Phytoremediation: An Ecofriendly Approach for Environmental Cleanup 157
13. Biotechnological Production of Promising Anticancerous Drug Taxol 179
14. Application of Genetic Engineering in Fungal Biotechnology 185
15. An Overview on the Transformation and Gene Manipulation in Filamentous Fungi 203
16. Plant Cell Factory for Molecular Farming of Therapeutic Proteins 223
17. Soil Remediation and Disposal 279
18. Application of Oxygen-Vectors in Improving the Performance of Submerged Aerobic Fermentation for the Production of Industrially Important Molecules in Bioreactors 291
19. Pesticides and their Degradation 301
20. Microbial Megacell in Advanced Biological Processes 317
21. Study on Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil 353
22. Risks Associated with the Use of Transgenic Plants 361
23. Biosensors: A Commercial Aspect 375
24. Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms that Decipher Drought Stress Tolerance in Plants 387
25. Biotechnology for Discovery of New Drugs from Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 399
26. Role of Nanotechnology in Materials Science 405
27. Applications of Nanoparticles in the Field of Medicine 417
28. Nanotechnology as Clean Energy and Resources for the Future 425
Index 441

Dr. Rajan Kumar Gupta obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from Banaras Hindu University and worked on Ecophysiology of Antarctic Cyanobacteria for his Ph.D. degree with Late Prof. A.K. Kashyap of Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. For the past twenty years he has been working on various aspects of Antarctic microflora. Dr. Gupta was deputed by Govt. of India for his participation as Biological Scientist in Antarctica twice. He has participated in XI and XIV Indian Scientific Expeditions to Antarctica during 1991-92 and 1994-95. He has visited several countries like Mauritius, Japan, Nepal, Thailand, South Africa and Belgium, Singapore, Srilanka etc. for presentation of his work on different aspects of algae.
Dr. Nasim Akhtar obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Dr. Akhtar is presently working in the capacity of Associate Professor at Department of Biotechnology, GITAM Institute of Technology, GITAM University, Gandhi Nagar Campus, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam, (A.P.), India.
Dr. Deepak Vyas (1964) M.Sc. 1987 from Dr. Hari Singh Gaur University, Sagar and Ph.D. 1992 from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, is Assistant Professor in Department of Botany, Dr. H.S. Gaur University, Sagar. Dr. Vyas has 12 years of teaching and 23 years of Research Experience. Ten students has obtained their Ph.D. degree under the guidance and five are working for their Ph.D.

   

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