Series 8: Biotechnology
ISBN : 81-88279-23-4
Year: 2005
HARDBOUND PAGES: VIII + 288
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BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE WELFARE OF MANKIND - VOLUME II

Contents

  • BASIC CONCEPTS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
     • Introduction  • Old and new concepts of biotechnology  • Biotechnology in India  • Prospects of biotechnology in India  • Impact of biotechnology  • Contributions of biotechnology  • Industrial biotechnology  • Medical biotechnology  • Animal biotechnology  • Environmental biotechnology • Biotechnology in agriculture, horticulture and forestry  • Biofertilisers technology  • Microbial biotechnology  • Biotechnology of energy  • References
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF GENOMICS
     • Introduction  • Functional genomics  • DNA chips  • Molecular bar coding and reverse genetics • Potential impact on agribusiness  • Microarrays  • Human genomics  • Human genome project • Bacterial genomes  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast) genome  • Human genome  • RNA and protein assays of genome function  • Expressed sequences  • Array hybridization and gene chips  • Use of green fluorescent protein as a reporter of protein synthesis  • Evolution of genomes  • Basic techniques in genomics for clone genes  • Discovery of restriction endonucleases  • Artificial chromosomes • Construction and screening of DNA libraries  • Genetic selection  • Molecular analysis of DNA , RNA and protein  • Amplification of DNA by PCR  • Physical maps of DNA molecules based on restriction enzyme cleavage sites  • Nucleotide sequences  • Molecular analysis of genes and gene products • Molecular diagnosis of human diseases  • Human gene therapy  • Transgenic plants and animals • Conclusion  • References
  • AN OVERVIEW ON PROTEOMICS
     • Introduction  • Experimental aspects of proteomics  • Technical inputs in proteomics research  • Current applications of proteomics in varied biological systems  • Plant proteomics research  • DNA microarrays and proteomics  •  Protein folding  • Comparison of protein folding in vitro and with folding in vivo • Protein folding in biotechnology  • Nature of inclusion bodies  • Solvent system  • Reoxidation of disulphide bonds  • Characterisation of final product  • Future prospects  • Conclusions  • Summary  • References
  • PROTEIN AND RNA: STRUCTURE AND BIOSYNTHESIS
  • PART - I : PROTEIN STRUCTURE AND BIOSYNTHESIS
     • Introduction  • Protein structure  • Protein modelling  • Protein synthesis and the genetic code  • The genetic code  • Protein synthesis  • Post translational modifications  • References
  • PART - II : RNA STRUCTURE AND BIOSYNTHESIS
     •  Introduction  • Types of RNA  • RNA polymerases in eukaryotic cells  • RNA processing • Ribozymes - RNA enzymes  • References