Series 8: Biotechnology
ISBN : 81-88279-28-5
Year: 2005
HARDBOUND PAGES: VIII + 2
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BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE WELFARE OF MANKIND - VOLUME I

Contents

  • APPLICATIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
     • Introduction  • History  • Biotechnology and industrial development  • Developments in biotechnology •  Socio-economic aspects of plant tissue culture  • Applications of tissue culture  • Conclusion • References
  • DNA TECHNOLOGY AND PCR APPLICATIONS
     • DNA and its biosynthesis  • DNA and its applications  • Recombinant DNA  • PCR and its applications
  • ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
     • Introductio  • Phytoremediation of organic pollutants  • Phytoremediation of elemental pollutants  •  Metal uptake  • Metal translocation  • Sequestration into shoot cells  • Use of in vitro cultures • Protoplast fusion  • Genetic transformation  • Concluding remarks  • Summary
  • FOREST BIOTECHNOLOGY
     • Introduction  • Therapeutics  • Improvement  • Conclusion  • References
  • PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
     • Introduction  • Biotechnology for production of pharmaceuticals  • Prospects and conclusion • References
  • TRANSGENIC PLANTS AS BIOREACTORS
     •  Introduction  • Molecular pharming  • Synthesis of transgenic plants  • Compounds produced in transgenic plants  • Advantages of plant molecular pharming  • Economics of plant molecular pharming
     • Conclusion  • References
  • ESSENTIALITY OF DATABASES
     • Introduction  • Nucleotide sequence databases  •  Other sequence databases  • SWISS-PROT and TREMBL • Structure databases  • MAJOR SITES  • Selected services  • Multiple sequence alignment  • Proteomics • Secondary structure prediction  • Single nucleotide polymorphisms  • Tertiary and quatenary structure databases, prediction comparison and dynamics  • Specialized datas  • Specialised sequence databases
  • ETHICAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENTS
     • Introduction  • Perspectives and challenges  • The application of modern technology in human medicine  • The use of modern technology  • The commercial exploitation  • Laws and regimes of regulation
     •  Information and communication  • The issue of gender  • Species boundaries and natural kinds  •  Religious arguments  • Emotional repugnance  • General technological ethics  • Ethical significance of
    the environment - global approach  • Food safety  • Impact on farming communities  • Shifting power relations  • Cultural and ethnic - diversity features  • The contribution of social science and the humanities  • The contribution of applied ethics  • Current research to be concentrated  • Conclusion  • Useful websites for ethics  • References
  • BIOETHICS: IN INTERNATIONAL VIEW
     • Introduction  • Canadian guidelines  • Role of BBSRC  • The responsibilities of BBSRC  • Public consultations  • Public perceptions of agricultural biotechnologies in Europe (PABE)  • International view on issues  •  Ethical decision making  • Genetics and ethics  • The moral responsibility of science  • International groups  • Food and agricultural biotechnology  • Types  • Ethical concern with reference to nature  •  Council contacts for ethics in research