Biotechnology and its Applications

Biotechnology and its Applications
Author: W.T. Godbey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-02-15
ISBN 10: 9780128177266
ISBN 13: 0128177268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology and its Applications Book Review:

Godbey's Biotechnology and its Applications is written for the student with little to no background in college level biology. The goal of the book is to introduce the student to the world of biotechnology in a way that runs deeper than a mere survey. The book is divided into three units. In the first, basic science is covered to introduce the reader to the cell, how it behaves, and what it is made of. The second unit demonstrates the biotechnological application of scientific principles in the laboratory while the third unit of the book presents biotechnologies "in the real world.” Examples include recombinant proteins that are available to millions of patients, plants that have been engineered to produce food that has been made available to people around the world, and regenerative medicine that may someday allow patients to receive organs that have been grown from their own cells. The second edition has been updated and expanded with the most current information available, and new chapters have been added on such topics as gene editing, bioremediation, vaccines and immunotherapy, and processing and manufacturing, resulting in a modern, robust, yet highly readable applications-oriented introduction to biotechnology. Takes an integrated approach from first principles, integrating cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and health science, starting at the basic science level and building to biotechnological applications Presents side topics of interest throughout ("gee whiz” topics), to give students quick mental breaks while still extending their knowledge in a practical sense Contains a greatly improved, robust teaching pedagogy to aid student learning, featuring new chapter learning objectives, chapter summaries, highlighted key terms, more end-of-chapter questions, and a new glossary

Recent Advances in Plant Biotechnology and Its Applications

Recent Advances in Plant Biotechnology and Its Applications
Author: Karl-Hermann Neumann,Ashwani Kumar,Sudhir K. Sopory
Publsiher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 694
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 8189866095
ISBN 13: 9788189866099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Plant Biotechnology and Its Applications Book Review:

The present book is divided into five sections. The first section deals with the methodology and bioresource generation, techniques related to genetic engineering, and gene transfer to the nuclear genome and chloroplast genome. The new techniques of genome profiling and gene silencing are also presented. The second section of the book deals with the classical aspect of plant biotechnology viz. tissue culture and micropropagation. Use of genetic engineering via Agrobacterium and direct transfer of DNA via particle bombardment to develop transformed plants in Artemesia, castor and orchids, and production of recombinant proteins in plant cells have been dealt with in the third section. The fourth section deals with the abiotic and biotic stress tolerance in plants. The basic biology of some of the stress responses, and designing plants for stress tolerance is discussed in this section. The fifth section deals with medicinal plants and alkaloid production.

Biotechnology Prospects and Applications

Biotechnology  Prospects and Applications
Author: R.K. Salar,S.K. Gahlawat,P. Siwach,J.S. Duhan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN 10: 8132216830
ISBN 13: 9788132216834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology Prospects and Applications Book Review:

Biotechnology: Prospects and Applications covers the review of recent developments in biotechnology and international authorship presents global issues that help in our understanding of the role of biotechnology in solving important scientific and societal problems for the benefit of mankind and environment. A balanced coverage of basic molecular biology and practical applications, relevant examples, colored illustrations, and contemporary applications of biotechnology provide students and researchers with the tools and basic knowledge of biotechnology. In our effort to introduce students and researchers to cutting edge techniques and applications of biotechnology, we dedicated specific chapters to such emerging areas of biotechnology as Emerging Dynamics of Brassinosteroids Research, Third generation green energy, Bioremediation, Metal Organic Frameworks: New smart materials for biological application, Bioherbicides, Biosensors, Fetal Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Animal forensics. Biotechnology: Prospects and Applications will be highly useful for students, teachers and researchers in all disciplines of life sciences, agricultural sciences, medicine, and biotechnology in universities, research stations and biotechnology companies. The book features broader aspects of the role of biotechnology in human endeavor. It also presents an overview of prospects and applications while emphasizing modern, cutting-edge, and emerging areas of biotechnology. Further, it provides the readers with a comprehensive knowledge of topics in food and agricultural biotechnology, microbial biotechnology, environmental biotechnology and animal biotechnology. The chapters have been written with special reference to the latest developments in above broader areas of biotechnology that impact the biotechnology industry. A list of references at the end of each chapter is provided for the readers to learn more about a particular topic. Typically, these references include basic research, research papers, review articles and articles from the popular literature.

Biotechnology and its Applications

Biotechnology and its Applications
Author: W.T. Godbey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN 10: 0128177276
ISBN 13: 9780128177273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology and its Applications Book Review:

Biotechnology and its Applications: Using Cells to Change the World, Second Edition introduces students to the world of biotechnology in a way that runs deeper than a mere survey. Sections cover basic science, introduce cells, explain how they behave, what they are made of, demonstrate the biotechnological application of scientific principles in the laboratory, and present biotechnologies “in the real world. Examples include recombinant proteins available to millions of patients, plants that have been engineered to produce food for people around the world, and regenerative medicine that may someday allow patients to receive organs that have been grown from their own cells. The updated edition has been expanded with the most current information available, with new chapters on gene editing, bioremediation, vaccines and immunotherapy, and processing and manufacturing, thus resulting in a modern, robust, yet highly readable applications-oriented introduction to biotechnology. Takes an integrated approach from first principles, integrating cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and health science Presents side topics of interest throughout (“gee whiz topics) to give students quick mental breaks while still extending their knowledge in a practical sense Contains a greatly improved, robust teaching pedagogy to aid student learning Features new chapter learning objectives, chapter summaries, highlighted key terms, more end-of-chapter questions, and a new glossary

Advances in Animal Biotechnology and its Applications

Advances in Animal Biotechnology and its Applications
Author: Suresh Kumar Gahlawat,Joginder Singh Duhan,Raj Kumar Salar,Priyanka Siwach,Suresh Kumar,Pawan Kaur
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2018-05-29
ISBN 10: 9811047022
ISBN 13: 9789811047022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Animal Biotechnology and its Applications Book Review:

This book explores the recent advancements in cutting-edge techniques and applications of Biotechnology. It provides an overview of prospects and applications while emphasizing modern, and emerging areas of Biotechnology. The chapters are dedicated to various field of Biotechnology including, genome editing, probiotics, in-silico drug designing, nanoparticles and its applications, molecular diagnostics, tissue engineering, cryopreservation, and antioxidants. It is useful for both academicians and researchers in the various disciplines of life sciences, agricultural sciences, medicine, and Biotechnology in Universities, Research Institutions, and Biotech companies. This book provides the readers with a comprehensive knowledge of topics in Genomics, Bionanotechnology, Drug Designing, Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Food and Environmental Biotechnology. The chapters have been written with special reference to the latest developments in the frontier areas of Biotechnology that impacts the Biotech industries.

Role of Biotechnology in Agriculture

Role of Biotechnology in Agriculture
Author: B. N. Prasad
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 218
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3877050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Role of Biotechnology in Agriculture Book Review:

In the context of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation countries.

Cyanobacterial Lifestyle and its Applications in Biotechnology

Cyanobacterial Lifestyle and its Applications in Biotechnology
Author: Prashant Kumar Singh,Maria F. Fillat,Ajay Kumar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN 10: 0323910491
ISBN 13: 9780323910491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyanobacterial Lifestyle and its Applications in Biotechnology Book Review:

Environmental change is affecting the world's agricultural productivity. This is coupled with an increase in population: according to the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs, the global population is estimated to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. Therefore, the current situation requires that we develop climate-smart technologies to improve crop productivity to sustain the ever-rising global population. Current-day farmers are introducing a considerable amount of agrochemicals to enhance crop productivity. Indiscriminate agrochemical application has altered not only the soil's physic-chemical and biological properties but also affected human health through food chain contamination. Cyanobacteria, under these changing environmental conditions, may help to resolve the problem significantly without changing the natural soil properties. In spite of their well-known stress tolerance potential, most of the cyanobacterial stress management and signaling pathways are yet to be fully characterized. Therefore, there is an urgent need to explore cyanobacterial metabolism under stress as well as their regulatory pathways to exploit them for sustainable agriculture. In recent decades, the application of cyanobacteria has attracted scientists because of uniqueness, better adaptability, and synthetic products. Diverse cyanobacterial communities with the ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen, together with their photosynthetic properties, have demonstrated their application under field conditions. Several cyanobacterial species have thus been exploited to enhance soil fertility, mitigate biotic and abiotic stress, and contamination management. Cyanobacterial Lifestyle and its Applications in Biotechnology has been designed to discuss different aspects of cyanobacterial physiology with the aim of helping to provide a better understanding of advanced cyanobacterial molecular biology and their metabolism to uncover the potential of cyanobacteria in the tailoring of stress smart crops for sustainable agriculture. Chapters include valuable information about the role of cyanobacteria in the evolution of life, cyanobacterial photosynthesis, stress-tolerant cyanobacterium, biological nitrogen fixation, circadian rhythms, genetics and molecular biology of abiotic stress responses. Summarizes various aspects of cyanobacterial research. Includes comprehensive coverage of molecular approaches for the identification of cyanobacteria and their evolution. Identifies an expanding horizon of cyanobacterial lifestyle: stress management in cyanobacteria. Examines cyanobacteria synthetic biology, genetic engineering, photosynthesis and metabolic engineering.

Advances in Cereals Processing Technologies

Advances in Cereals Processing Technologies
Author: Gopal Kumar Sharma,Anil Dutt Semwal,Dev Kumar Yadav
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2021-12-23
ISBN 10: 1000534715
ISBN 13: 9781000534719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Cereals Processing Technologies Book Review:

The present book presents its reader with comprehensive knowledge related to cereals processing. It is imperative to have sound knowledge of food laws and regulations with an Indian perspective as these play a pivotal role in commercializing food products as well as fresh produce, which are aptly covered in this book. It includes recent trends in technology of cereals based products, technological updates in legumes and pulses based convenience/processed foods, various aspects of evolution of bakery and confectionery technology and technological evaluation of milling. Since age's process of fermentation was employed for preserving the cereals based food by using general and specified micro flora and micro fauna, the science and technology involved is well explained in the chapter titled 'Fermented Food Based on Cereal and Pulses.' The most important quality attributes related to cereals processing are rheological and thermal changes which occur when extrinsic factors such as moisture and temperature are ebbed and flowed. This subject was sensibly covered under 'Rheological and Thermal Changes Occurring During Processing.' Sugarcane and the sugar industry have the largest contribution to the industrial development. Various unit operations and technology involved are explained as recent updates in sugar, honey, jaggery and salt processing. Shelf life stability of the products with respect to various chemical parameters attributed to the oxidative changes in processed foods is also aptly covered. Note: T&F does not sell or distribute the hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This title is co-published with NIPA.

Plant Biotechnology and Its Applications in Tissue Culture

Plant Biotechnology and Its Applications in Tissue Culture
Author: Ashwani Kumar,Shikha Roy,Sudhir K. Sopory
Publsiher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 9788188237500
ISBN 13: 8188237507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Biotechnology and Its Applications in Tissue Culture Book Review:

In recent years, plant cells are being increasingly utilized as model systems to unravel the cellular and molecular mysteries of nature. The basic mechanisms of developmental biology, cellular and molecular interactions at the cell and tissue level, gene expression and regulation leading to genetic modifications and areas of genomics, are constant areas of research. The following areas have been highlighted in this book: · Embryogenesis, regeneration and micropropagation · Genomics and genetic transformation systems · Secondary metabolites, metabolic engineering and molecular biology · Resistance to biotic and abiotic stress · Tree biotechnology The present book is an attempt to deal with all the topics in-depth and to find out the molecular aspects of different processes in cultured plant cells, so as to exploit them for h benefit of plant biotechnology.

Animal Biotechnology

Animal Biotechnology
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology, Health, and the Environment,Committee on Defining Science-Based Concerns Associated with Products of Animal Biotechnology
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2002-12-29
ISBN 10: 0309084393
ISBN 13: 9780309084390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Biotechnology Book Review:

Genetic-based animal biotechnology has produced new food and pharmaceutical products and promises many more advances to benefit humankind. These exciting prospects are accompanied by considerable unease, however, about matters such as safety and ethics. This book identifies science-based and policy-related concerns about animal biotechnologyâ€"key issues that must be resolved before the new breakthroughs can reach their potential. The book includes a short history of the field and provides understandable definitions of terms like cloning. Looking at technologies on the near horizon, the authors discuss what we know and what we fear about their effectsâ€"the inadvertent release of dangerous microorganisms, the safety of products derived from biotechnology, the impact of genetically engineered animals on their environment. In addition to these concerns, the book explores animal welfare concerns, and our societal and institutional capacity to manage and regulate the technology and its products. This accessible volume will be important to everyone interested in the implications of the use of animal biotechnology.

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
Author: P. B. BANSAL.
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9789351303510
ISBN 13: 9351303519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE Book Review:

An Introduction to Biotechnology

An Introduction to Biotechnology
Author: W T Godbey
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2014-12-08
ISBN 10: 1908818484
ISBN 13: 9781908818485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Biotechnology Book Review:

An Introduction to Biotechnology is a biotechnology textbook aimed at undergraduates. It covers the basics of cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, and introduces laboratory techniques specific to the technologies addressed in the book; it addresses specific biotechnologies at both the theoretical and application levels. Biotechnology is a field that encompasses both basic science and engineering. There are currently few, if any, biotechnology textbooks that adequately address both areas. Engineering books are equation-heavy and are written in a manner that is very difficult for the non-engineer to understand. Numerous other attempts to present biotechnology are written in a flowery manner with little substance. The author holds one of the first PhDs granted in both biosciences and bioengineering. He is more than an author enamoured with the wow-factor associated with biotechnology; he is a practicing researcher in gene therapy, cell/tissue engineering, and other areas and has been involved with emerging technologies for over a decade. Having made the assertion that there is no acceptable text for teaching a course to introduce biotechnology to both scientists and engineers, the author committed himself to resolving the issue by writing his own. The book is of interest to a wide audience because it includes the necessary background for understanding how a technology works. Engineering principles are addressed, but in such a way that an instructor can skip the sections without hurting course content The author has been involved with many biotechnologies through his own direct research experiences. The text is more than a compendium of information - it is an integrated work written by an author who has experienced first-hand the nuances associated with many of the major biotechnologies of general interest today.

Modern Applications of Plant Biotechnology in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Modern Applications of Plant Biotechnology in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Author: Saurabh Bhatia,Kiran Sharma,Randhir Dahiya,Tanmoy Bera
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2015-07-22
ISBN 10: 0128024984
ISBN 13: 9780128024980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Applications of Plant Biotechnology in Pharmaceutical Sciences Book Review:

Modern Applications of Plant Biotechnology in Pharmaceutical Sciences explores advanced techniques in plant biotechnology, their applications to pharmaceutical sciences, and how these methods can lead to more effective, safe, and affordable drugs. The book covers modern approaches in a practical, step-by-step manner, and includes illustrations, examples, and case studies to enhance understanding. Key topics include plant-made pharmaceuticals, classical and non-classical techniques for secondary metabolite production in plant cell culture and their relevance to pharmaceutical science, edible vaccines, novel delivery systems for plant-based products, international industry regulatory guidelines, and more. Readers will find the book to be a comprehensive and valuable resource for the study of modern plant biotechnology approaches and their pharmaceutical applications. Builds upon the basic concepts of cell and plant tissue culture and recombinant DNA technology to better illustrate the modern and potential applications of plant biotechnology to the pharmaceutical sciences Provides detailed yet practical coverage of complex techniques, such as micropropogation, gene transfer, and biosynthesis Examines critical issues of international importance and offers real-life examples and potential solutions

Principles and Applications of Environmental Biotechnology for a Sustainable Future

Principles and Applications of Environmental Biotechnology for a Sustainable Future
Author: Ram Lakhan Singh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN 10: 9811018669
ISBN 13: 9789811018664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles and Applications of Environmental Biotechnology for a Sustainable Future Book Review:

This textbook on Environmental Biotechnology not only presents an unbiased overview of the practical biological approaches currently employed to address environmental problems, but also equips readers with a working knowledge of the science that underpins them. Starting with the fundamentals of biotechnology, it subsequently provides detailed discussions of global environmental problems including microbes and their interaction with the environment, xenobiotics and their remediation, solid waste management, waste water treatment, bioreactors, biosensors, biomining and biopesticides. This book also covers renewable and non-renewable bioenergy resources, biodiversity and its conservation, and approaches to monitoring biotechnological industries, genetically modified microorganism and foods so as to increase awareness. All chapters are written in a highly accessible style, and each also includes a short bibliography for further research. In summary this textbook offers a valuable asset, allowing students, young researchers and professionals in the biotechnology industry to grasp the basics of environmental biotechnology.

Modern Biotechnology and Its Applications

Modern Biotechnology and Its Applications
Author: Kambaska Kumar Behera
Publsiher: New India Publishing
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2013-09
ISBN 10: 9789381450833
ISBN 13: 9381450838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Biotechnology and Its Applications Book Review:

Modern biotechnology excels the molecular techniques that use whole or parts of living organisms to produce or improve commercial products and processes. It is a rapidly evolving branch of natural sciences which started with the creation of the first recombinant gene thirty years ago. These techniques are used in many different ways, changing the way we live by improving the foods we eat, the beverages we drink, the clothes we wear, and the medicines we take. Modern Biotechnology encompass a continuously evolving methods or materials, from molecular techniques for generating energy to non-toxic cleaning products. It is that innovation which reduces waste by changing patterns of production and consumption through DNA engineering. The book Modern Biotechnology and its Applications in carries 32 s and covers most of the tools and technology developed by our distinguished scientists mainly focusing, how to save the planet Earth through production and productivity by applying the knowledge of modern technology. The objective of the book is to highlight the exploration and development of biotechnological tools and techniques for the social welfare.

Plant Biotechnology and Genetics

Plant Biotechnology and Genetics
Author: C. Neal Stewart, Jr.
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-12-13
ISBN 10: 1118589483
ISBN 13: 9781118589489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Biotechnology and Genetics Book Review:

Designed to inform and inspire the next generation of plant biotechnologists Plant Biotechnology and Genetics explores contemporary techniques and applications of plant biotechnology, illustrating the tremendous potential this technology has to change our world by improving the food supply. As an introductory text, its focus is on basic science and processes. It guides students from plant biology and genetics to breeding to principles and applications of plant biotechnology. Next, the text examines the critical issues of patents and intellectual property and then tackles the many controversies and consumer concerns over transgenic plants. The final chapter of the book provides an expert forecast of the future of plant biotechnology. Each chapter has been written by one or more leading practitioners in the field and then carefully edited to ensure thoroughness and consistency. The chapters are organized so that each one progressively builds upon the previous chapters. Questions set forth in each chapter help students deepen their understanding and facilitate classroom discussions. Inspirational autobiographical essays, written by pioneers and eminent scientists in the field today, are interspersed throughout the text. Authors explain how they became involved in the field and offer a personal perspective on their contributions and the future of the field. The text's accompanying CD-ROM offers full-color figures that can be used in classroom presentations with other teaching aids available online. This text is recommended for junior- and senior-level courses in plant biotechnology or plant genetics and for courses devoted to special topics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also an ideal reference for practitioners.

Lignin

Lignin
Author: Ryan J. Paterson
Publsiher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781611229073
ISBN 13: 1611229073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lignin Book Review:

As a biopolymer, lignin is unusual because of its heterogeneity and lack of a defined primary structure. Its most commonly noted function is the support through strengthening of wood (xylem cells) in trees. This book presents current research in the study of lignin, including the biotechnological applications of lignin; the isolation of lignin from alkaline pulping liquors; biobleaching of paper pulp with lignin degrading enzymes; lingin and funal pathogenesis; plastic moldable lignin and lignin valorization into polyurethanes

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Author: Vijai Kumar Gupta
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2016-10-27
ISBN 10: 0444635130
ISBN 13: 9780444635136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering Book Review:

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Aspergillus System Properties and Applications provides information on emerging issues related to recent advancements in aspergillus research and its applications in bioprocess technology, chemical engineering, genome biology, molecular taxonomy, secondary and metabolite production, industrial process and biofuels/bioenergy research, and alternative fuel development. The book covers the various novel enzymes secreted by these fungi and their specific use in the food, textile, pulp and paper, biocellulosic ethanol production, and other industries. The book describes research and experimentation on aspergillus activity and directly connects them to their use in bioprocess technology, chemical engineering, bioremediation process, secondary metabolite production, pharmaceutical processes, protein production, industrial process, biofuels/bioenergy research, and alternative fuel development. Readers will find this book to be an indispensable resource for biotechnologists, biochemical engineers, biochemists, microbiologists, bioinformatics researchers, and other biologists who are interested in learning about the potential applications of these fungi. Compiles available, up-to-date information on recent developments made in the study of aspergillus system properties Contains global content from pioneering international authors Presents current research efforts and links them to various applications, including uses in foods, textiles, pulp and paper, and in biocellulosic ethanol production Provides an indispensable resource for biologists who are interested in learning about the potential applications of the fungi aspergillus

Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Textile Production

Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Textile Production
Author: O.L. Shanmugasundaram
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2021-09-18
ISBN 10: 0323900100
ISBN 13: 9780323900102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Textile Production Book Review:

Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Textile Production is a practical guide to the fundamentals, methods, and future prospects for sustainable biotechnological and nanobiotechnological approaches to textile production. The textile industry is highly motivated to reduce its use of natural resources, reduce waste, and cost. Processes such as dyeing, printing and finishing fabrics traditionally require a lot of water and can produce hazardous wastes as a by-product. In order to help improve these processes, this book evaluates different technologies, comparing them as ways of saving water, energy, material waste, and time, in addition to the reduction of wastewater and sludge. Technologies investigated include enzymatic treatments, ultrasonic treatments, advanced cotton fiber pre-treatment to increase dye receptivity, nano-biotechnology, plasma technology, and foam technology in the finishing process. Health risk assessments and complications resulting from usage of chemicals and other traditional processing technologies are also examined. Addresses all five main stages of textile processing, including pre-treatment, dyeing, finishing, drying, and quality control Provides an overview of the techno-economic context of the modern textile industry, explaining where sustainability fits with other priorities Includes case studies throughout showing how these methods can be used for sustainable textile production

Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry

Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry
Author: R. Renaville,A. Burny
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2006-04-11
ISBN 10: 0306468875
ISBN 13: 9780306468872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry Book Review:

Animal biotechnology is a broad umbrella encompassing the polarities of fundamental and applied research including molecular modelling, molecular and quantitative genetics, gene manipulation, development of diagnostics and vaccines and manipulation of tissue or digestion metabolism by growth promoters. Although animal biotechnology in the broadest sense is not new, what is new is the level of complexity and precision involved in scientists' current ability to manipulate living organisms. This new book sets out to show that the important ideas in animal biotechnology are exciting and relevant to everyday experience. It represents an important update of the literature for research workers, lecturers, and advisers in animal science, but is also a core text for advanced undergraduate courses in animal science and biotechnology. It will be an essential acquisition for librarians in agriculture and veterinary science.