Series 8: Biotechnology
ISBN : 81-88279-37-4
Year: 2006
PAPERBACK PAGES: VIII + 290
DEMI SIZE Rs. 295/-

NEW FRONTIERS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

Contents

  • PART - I : INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY
     • Introduction  • Industrial biotechnology  • Medical biotechnology  • Microbial biotechnology  • Biofertilisers technology  • Biotechnology of energy
  • PART - II : MOLECULAR GENETICS
  • SECTION - I : RNA :  • Introduction  • Types of RNA
  • SECTION - II : DNA :  • Introduction  • Types and structure of nucleic acid  • DNA is a double helix  • DNA can occur in different structural forms  • Certain DNA sequences adopt unusual structures  • DNA replication  • Vectors for cloning  • Gene libraries  • cDNA library
  • SECTION - III : RECOMBINANT DNA :  • Introduction  • Gene cloning in agriculture  • Recombinant DNA technology in medicine  • Applications in medicine  • Transgenic animals
  • SECTION - IV : PCR APPLICATIONS :  • Introduction  • Application of the PCR  • Microarrays  • Molecular markers  • Drug designing  • Drug targeting
  • PART - III : GENETIC ENGINEERING
     • Introduction  • Techniques of genetic engineering  • Molecular analysis of DNA, RNA and protein  • Amplification of DNA by polymerase chain reaction  • Applications of genetic engineering
  • PART - IV : GENOMICS
     • Introduction  • Functional genomics  • DNA chips  • Microarrays  • Human genomics  • Discovery of restriction endonucleases  • Artificial chromosomes  • Construction and screening of DNA libraries  • Molecular analysis of genes and gene products  • Molecular diagnosis of human diseases  • Human gene therapy
  • PART - V : PHARMACOGENOMICS
     • Introduction  • Human genome  • Human genome project  • Genetic variation  • Types of genetic variation  • Chromosome map  • Diagnostic tools  • Cytochrome p450  • Phass of drug reaction  • Single nucleotide polymorphism and drug response  • Herbal drug efficiency  • Pharmacogenomics and herbal drug validation  • Future prospects  • Conclusion