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Introduction to Environmental Biotechnology


Authors: A.K. Chatterji
Publishing: Prentice-Hall of India Pvt.Ltd
Published: 2011

Intended as a text for the students of M.Sc. (Environmental Science), B.Tech. and M.Tech. (Environmental Engineering), B.Tech. (Biotechnology) and B.Sc. (Biotechnology), this thoroughly revised Third Edition incorporates the latest advances and trends in Environmental Biotechnology. The text focuses on the utilization of modern biological and biochemical tools, such as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), cell biological methods, biosensors, bioplastics and bio-fuels. It explains how to conserve the rapidly dwindling bio-resources and judiciously exploit the bio-sphere and also projects the future possibilities of this technology in the 21st century. This book can also serve as a useful guide to research scholars and practising professionals. The Third Edition includes: A new chapter (Chapter 10) containing some special emerging topics, viz. DNA sensing, polymer biodegradation and oil spill bio-remediation. Updated Chapters 5, 6, 9, 11 with latest information and developments in environmental biotechnology. KEY FEATURES: Covers all the aspects of environmental biotechnology--from ecosystem to genetic and molecular levels--supported by authentic data and information. Delineates strategies and protocols for the utilization of microbes in solving problems of environment, including the use of the well-known super-bug Pseudomonas putida. Discusses modern biotechnological tools in environmental monitoring and analysis. Uncovers the production processes and advantages of bio-fuels.




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