Molecular Biology and Biotechnology – John M. Walker, Ralph Rapley – 4th Edition


The 4th Edition of this immensely popular textbook brings readers up to date with the latest advances in this rapidly developing field. It has been thoroughly revised and expanded, combining entirely new chapters on current hot topics with existing chapters that have been rewritten and extended.

Molecular and Biotechnology 4th Edition provides real breadth of coverage, taking account of both molecular biology and industrial . It also gives in depth coverage of key areas, resulting in a uniquely comprehensive publication.

Highlights of this 4th Edition include increased coverage of the cloning of yeast and animal and plant genetic engineering, and new coverage of polymerase chain reactions, fingerprinting, transgenesis and vaccine development, reflecting the rapid growth of interest in these areas.

The book presents the information in an easily assimilated form and makes an ideal undergraduate text. It will be of particular interest to students of biology and chemistry, as well as to scientific workers from outside the field who need a rapid introduction to the subject.

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology primarily has a teaching function and as such should prove invaluable.

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Table of Contents

Fermentation Technology
Molecular Analysis and Amplification Techniques
Recombinant DNA Technology
The Expression of Foreign DNA in Bacteria
Yeast Cloning and Biotechnology
Cloning Genes in Mammalian Cell-lines
Plant Biotechnology
Molecular, Structural and Chemical Biology in Pharmaceutical Research
Genetically Modified Foods
Molecular Diagnosis of Inherited Disease
DNA in Forensic Science
Vaccination and Gene Manipulation
Protein Engineering
Immobilization of Biocatalysts
Downstream Processing: Protein Extraction and Purification
Monoclonal Antibodies
Subject Index
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