By Nathan S. Mosier
Biotechnology introduces scholars in technological know-how, engineering, or expertise to the fundamentals of genetic engineering, recombinant organisms, wild-type fermentations, metabolic engineering and microorganisms for the construction of small molecule bioproducts. The textual content contains a short ancient point of view and monetary intent at the impression of rules on biotechnology construction, in addition to chapters on biotechnology on the subject of metabolic pathways and microbial fermentations, enzymes and enzyme kinetics, metabolism, organic energetics, metabolic pathways, nucleic acids, genetic engineering, recombinant organisms and the creation of monoclonal antibodies.
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The potential for growth is large, particularly when combined with the rapid emergence of a biofuels–chemicals production industry. Chapter 2, on new biotechnology, gives an overview of how advances in the biosciences have impacted the practice of biotechnology and the growth of the industry. Submerged Fermentations Are the Industry’s Bioprocessing Cornerstone Submerged fermentations represent a technology in which microorganisms are grown in large agitated tanks ﬁlled with liquid fermentation media consisting of sugar, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.
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