Biotechnology [Paperback]

ISBN: 9789381714782

Edition: 1st Edition

Author : Ellyn Daugherty

Year: 2014

Pages: 452

Size: 21.5 x 28

Publisher Name: Medtech

Rs. 1,195.00
Rs. 956.00

The new edition of Biotechnology: Science for the New Millennium is the perfect textbook and lab manual combination program for your classroom! Designed for introductory courses, this complete program teaches the concepts and hands-on lab procedures required for entry-level careers in the rapidly growing biotechnology industry. The textbook and lab manual can be used together or separately, depending on the desired course format.

  • Thorough coverage of the concepts and processes of biotechnology research and manufacturing in the areas of pharmaceuticals, agriculture, industrial products, and instrumentation.
  • Extensive discussion of genomics, microarrays, and proteomics.
  • Exciting information on biotechnological advances in drug discovery, gene therapy, plant-based pharmaceuticals, forensics, and horticulture.
  • Thought-provoking sidebars on bioethics, current events, regulations, emergent trends, recent advances, and research techniques.
  • Substantial presentation of the business side of biotechnology, including opportunities and careers in academic, industrial, and regulatory biotechnology.
  • Includes new and improved sections, projects, and lab activities that address current scientific methods and developments in the biotechnology industry!
  • Updated statistics, figures, and photos.


1. What is Biotechnology?

2. The Raw Materials of Biotechnology.

3. The Basic Skills of the Biotechnology Workplace.

4. Introduction to Studying DNA.

5. Introduction to Studying Proteins.

6. Identifying a Potential Biotechnology Product.

7. Developing Assays for Biotechnology Products.

8. The Production of a Recombinant Biotechnology Product.

9. Bringing a Biotechnology Product to Market.

10. Introduction to Plant Biotechnology.

11. Biotechnology in Agriculture.

12. Biotechnology in Medicine.

13. DNA Technologies.

14. Biotechnology Research and Applications: Looking Forward.

Laboratory Manual

1. Introduction to Biotechnology Methodologies.

2. Basic Biology for the Biotechnician.

3. Basic Chemistry for the Biotechnician.

4. DNA Isolation and Analysis.

5. Protein Isolation and Analysis.

6. Assay Development.

7. Using the Spectrophotometer for DNA and Protein Assays.

8. Recombinant Protein Production.

9. Protein Product Purification and Analysis.

10. Plant Propagation.

11. Agricultural Biotechnologies.

12. Obtaining Molecules of Pharmaceutical Interest.

13. Advanced DNA Studies.

14. Applications in Environmental Biotechnology.

A 30-year veteran biology teacher, Ellyn Daugherty has taught biotechnology since 1988. She is the author, lead teacher, and program administrator for the San Mateo Biotechnology Career Pathway ( Her model curriculum attracts students into an intensive. multiple-year program in biotechnology that leads them to higher education and into the biotechnology workplace.

Ellyn has received several awards for her innovative teaching and curriculum development, including:

  • BayBio Pantheon Award, Biotechnology Educator, San Mateo Biotechnology Career Pathway, 2010
  • The ational Biotechnology Teacher-Leader Award, Biotechnology Institute and Genzyme, 2004
  •  Presidential Award in Science Education, California State Finalist, 2000
  • Intel Innovations in Teaching Award. California State Runner-Up, 2000
  • Tandy Technology Prize, Outstanding Teacher Award, 1997
  • LaBoskey Award, Stanford University, Master Teacher Award, 1995
  • Access Excellence Award, NABT and Genentech, Inc., 1994
  • National Distinguished Teacher, Commission on Presidential Scholars, 1992

Ellyn believes strongly in teacher professional development and conducts several workshops a year in her lab and at national conferences. Her Web site (www.BiotechEd. com) contains a collection of teacher support materials and information about upcoming workshops. An avid San Francisco Giants fan, Ellyn spends her time outside of the lab at baseball games, on her boat, in the garden, or hiking with her husband. Paul. and their chihuahua, Rocky Balboa.

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