Best Reference Books – Biotechnology and Applications

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We have compiled a list of Best Reference Books on Biotechnology and Applications Subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges.

Here is the full list of best reference books on Biotechnology and Applications.

We have put a lot of effort into researching the best books for reference on this subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains a review of these books and links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

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1. “Biotechnology: Fundamentals And Applications” by Purohit and S S

“Biotechnology: Fundamentals And Applications” Book Review: Textbook related to biotechnology in biological sciences and basic of applied sciences, where gradual and subtle transformation of science into technology Table of contents: biotechnology: an overview, genetic and protein engineering, enzymes in genetic engineering (nucleic acid enzymology), genetic engineering: recombinant DNA technology, genetic engineering: techniques, gene cloning vectors, genetic engineering: gene cloning, gene transfer and expression of induced genes, plant tissue culture: principles and methodology, protoplast culture, micropropagation in plants, etc. It also contains some advanced topics like biotechnology microbial biopesticides, biofungicide, herbicides and agricultural antibiotics, biosensors, biochips, biofilms and biosurfactants, biotechnology and biodiversity.

2. “Biotechnology: Principles And Applications” by S C Rastogi

“Biotechnology: Principles And Applications” Book Review: The book contains principles and applications of biotechnology and stands as a fundamental read for students, providing a sound basis for understanding the various aspects. This comprehensive book includes a wide coverage of topics needed for the principles and applied aspects of biotechnology.

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3. “Environmental Biotechnology: Basic Concepts and Applications” by Indu Shekhar Thakur

“Environmental Biotechnology: Basic Concepts and Applications” Book Review: This book provides an overview of basic processes of the environment, perturbations in the environment due to natural and human activities and use of biotechnological principles for remediation for sustainable development of the environment. It continues to revolutionize the understanding of basic life sustaining processes in the environment, identification and exploitation of the molecules, and its use to provide clean technologies and to deal with environmental problems. Contents: environmental biotechnology, environment and ecosystem processes, environmental resources-air, water and soil, environmental perturbation-air, water and soil pollution, global environmental problems, structural and functional dynamics of microbial life, biodegradation and bioconversion of natural compounds, biodegradation and bioconversion of xenobiotic compounds, biosorption of metals. Also it includes application of biotechnology in environmental management and industrial problems and their remedial mechanism.

4. “Enviornmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications” by Bruce Rittmann and Perry Mccarty

“Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications” Book Review: The book lays a foundation in microbiology and engineering principles and provides comprehensive coverage of all the major environmental applications, from traditional ones like activated sludge and anaerobic digestion to emerging applications like detoxification of hazardous chemical and biofiltration of drinking water. In addition it also contains principles and applications of environmental biotechnology, tools for understanding and designing microbiological processes used for environmental protection and improvement.

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5. “Biotechnology: Applications and Careers” by Meenakshi Munshi and S K Sopory

“Biotechnology: Applications and Careers” Book Review: It gives a brief description on different branches of biotechnology namely plant, animal, medicine, marine, bioinformatics, environment and industrial biotechnology. The job opportunities available and where to look for them have been exhaustively listed. Institutes offering different courses, important reference books and relevant websites are the important appendices and that along with a glossary of technical terms make the book even more relevant for students, academicians and industry people.

6. “Biotechnology And Its Applications In Pharmacy” by Kulkarni

“Biotechnology And Its Applications In Pharmacy” Book Review: This book covers all the basic aspects of biotechnology along with relevant pharmaceutical and medical applications. The book is intended for use of Medical, Pharmacy, B. Sc, M. Sc, B. Tech and M. Tech (Biotechnology) students.. The book has been divided into seven parts, each revealing different technology and its applications. At the end of each chapter a list of references has been provided.

7. “Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA” by Bernard J Glick and Jack J Pasternak

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“Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA” Book Review: Textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses emphasizing particular aspects of modern biotechnology and courses dedicated to medical, agricultural, environmental, or industrial applications. Topics included are complex fundamentals of biotechnology, biological systems and processes, expanded coverage of the latest innovations in DNA sequencing techniques, therapeutics, vaccines, transgenic plants, and transgenic animals. It also contains updated examples illustrating the latest concepts and applications.

8. “Environmental Biotechnology: Theory and Application” by Gareth M Evans and Judith C Furlong

“Environmental Biotechnology: Theory and Application” Book Review: The book draws together the microscopic, functional level and the macroscopic, practical applications of biotechnology and to explain how the two relate within an environmental context. It presents the practical biological approaches currently employed to address environmental problems and provides the reader with a working knowledge of the science that underpins them. Also contains approaches for manufacturing, land remediation, pollution control and waste management and is therefore an essential aspect of environmental studies. Textbook for undergraduates and masters students taking modules in Biotechnology or Pollution Control as part of Environmental Science, Environmental Management or Environmental Biology programmes.

9. “Plant Biotechnology And Its Applications In Tissue Culture” by Ashwani Kumar and Shikha Roy

“Plant Biotechnology And Its Applications In Tissue Culture” Book Review: This book highlights 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 book deals with all the topics to find out the molecular aspects of different processes in cultured plant cells, so as to exploit them for the benefit of plant biotechnology. Some basic concepts included are 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.

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10. “Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications” by Gary Walsh

“Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications” Book Review: Textbook for students taking Pharmacy and related Medical and Pharmaceutical courses. This book is an introduction to the fast-moving area of biopharmaceuticals. Important topics included are subjects taken from a pharmaceutical perspective, initial chapters offer a broad introduction to protein science and recombinant DNA technology- key areas that underpin the whole subject. Subsequent chapters focus upon the development, production and analysis of these substances. Finally the book moves on to explore the science, biotechnology and medical applications of specific biotech products categories. These include not only protein-based substances but also nucleic acid and cell-based products. Introduces essential principles underlying modern biotechnology- recombinant DNA technology and protein science. introduction to this fast-moving subject aimed specifically at pharmacy and medical students. Book also includes numerous relevant case studies to enhance student understanding.

People who are searching for Free downloads of books and free pdf copies of these books – “Biotechnology: Fundamentals And Applications” by Purohit and S S, “Biotechnology: Principles And Applications” by S C Rastogi, “Environmental Biotechnology: Basic Concepts and Applications” by Indu Shekhar Thakur, “Enviornmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications” by Bruce Rittmann and Perry Mccarty, “Biotechnology: Applications and Careers” by Meenakshi Munshi and S K Sopory, “Biotechnology And Its Applications In Pharmacy” by Kulkarni, “Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA” by Bernard J Glick and Jack J Pasternak, “Environmental Biotechnology: Theory and Application” by Gareth M Evans and Judith C Furlong, “Plant Biotechnology And Its Applications In Tissue Culture” by Ashwani Kumar and Shikha Roy, “Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications” by Gary Walsh – we would like to mention that we don’t have free downloadable pdf copies of these good books and one should look for free pdf copies from these Authors only if they have explicitly made it free to download and read them.

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