Biotechnology And Biology Of Trichoderma

Author: Vijai G. Gupta
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0444595945
Size: 21.48 MB
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Biotechnology and Biology of Trichoderma serves as a comprehensive reference on the chemistry and biochemistry of one of the most important microbial agents, Trichoderma, and its use in an increased number of industrial bioprocesses for the synthesis of many biochemicals such as pharmaceuticals and biofuels. This book provides individuals working in the field of Trichoderma, especially biochemical engineers, biochemists and biotechnologists, important information on how these valuable fungi can contribute to the production of a wide range of products of commercial and ecological interest. Provides a detailed and comprehensive coverage of the chemistry, biochemistry and biotechnology of Trichoderma, fungi present in soil and plants Includes most important current and potential applications of Trichoderma in bioengineering, bioprocess technology including bioenergy & biofuels, biopharmaceuticals, secondary metabolites and protein engineering Includes the most recent research advancements made on Trichoderma applications in plant biotechnology and ecology and environment

Biological Science And Biotechnology In Russia

Author: Office for Central Europe and Eurasia
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309097045
Size: 25.79 MB
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In July 2005, the National Academies released the report Biological Science and Biotechnology in Russia: Controlling Diseases and Enhancing Security. The report offered a number of recommendations that could help restore Russia's ability to join with the United States and the broader international community in leading an expanded global effort to control infectious diseases. A proposed bilateral intergovernmental commission could play a pivotal role toward that end as cooperation moves from assistance to partnership. The report proposed the establishment of two model State Sanitary Epidemiological Surveillance Centers in Russia, more focused support of competitively selected Russian research groups as centers of excellence, the promotion of investments in biotechnology niches that are well suited for Russian companies, and expanded opportunities for young scientists to achieve scientific leadership positions in Russia. Also, the report highlighted the importance of U.S. programs that support the integration of former Soviet defense scientists with civilian researchers who had not been involved in military-related activities.

The Unique U S Russian Relationship In Biological Science And Biotechnology

Author: Committee on U.S.-Russian Bioengagement
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309269806
Size: 28.75 MB
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In the fall of 2010, the U.S. National Academies (consisting of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine) and the Russian Academy of Sciences (in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences) initiated a joint study of U.S.-Russian bilateral engagement in the biological sciences and biotechnology (hereinafter collectively referred to as bioengagement). The U.S. Department of State and the Russian Academy of Sciences provided support for the study. The academies established a joint committee of 12 leading scientists from the two countries to assess bioengagement activities since 1996 and to provide recommendations as to collaborative efforts in the near future. The Unique U.S.-Russian Relationship in Biological Science and Biotechnology: Recent Experience and Future Directions summarizes the principal conclusions and recommendations of the study.


Author: Marcelo Tolmasky
Publisher: Amer Society for Microbiology
ISBN: 9781555818975
Size: 74.99 MB
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Plasmids are at the forefront of scientific research as models for understanding innumerable biological mechanisms of living cells, as tools for creating the most diverse therapies, and as invaluable helpers to understand the dissemination of microbial populations. Plasmids: Biology and Impact in Biotechnology and Discovery contains a series of expertly written chapters that describe the latest advances in the basic knowledge of plasmid biology, the specialized functions plasmids confer to the host cell, and the practical utilization of plasmids for discovery, medicine, and agriculture.

Breeding And Genetic Engineering

Author: Iconcept Press
ISBN: 9781922227355
Size: 10.81 MB
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Since the first genetically modified crop plant was produced in 1982, the discovery and improvement of plants and crops species based on breeding and genetic engineering has never been stopped. This book focuses on various aspects of plants genetics and plant breeding, molecular biology crop reproduction, soils and plant nutrition, and environmental related issues. It does not only highlights the current research issues in the area of biology but also the development issues of plants and crops in biotechnology. This book is recommended for experts in the field of botany, agriculture, and genetics. Chapter 1 studies the swelling and microstructure of Tacupeto F2001 (a spring wheat variety in Northern Mexico) arabinoxylans gels. By using immersion in liquid nitrogen (fast congelation) before lyophilization, Tacupeto F2001 arabinoxylans gels present cells average inner dimensions lower than those reported by using slow congelation. Chapter 2 reviews studies in humans and animals in order to evaluate the use of lapachol and its derivatives as a therapeutic intervention in cancer patients. Chapter 3 study the taxonomy and phylogeny of Brazilian cultivars of "Colocasia esculenta." Analysis of the chloroplast genome sequences such as "rbcL" and "pbsA-trnH" can be a valuable tool in establishing the phylogenetic analysis and variability of taro cultivars grown in Brazil. Chapter 4 entails the presence of toxic elements (Cr, Co, Ni, Cd, Pb, As, Cu, Zn, Mn) in Rice of Bangladesh, which is the staple food of the country. In this chapter the possible source of toxic element which can increase the concentration in rice like water from the rice field, soil where rice plant grown were also analysed and possible potential risk of those elements to human health was also calculated to give a picture of the present status of rice in Bangladesh. Chapter 5 discusses the effects of magnetic field on crop plants. Magnetic field may provide a feasible non-chemical solution in agriculture, meanwhile may offer advantages to protect environment and safety for the applicator.

Biotechnology In Plant Science

Author: Milton Zaitlin
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0323153127
Size: 38.84 MB
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Biotechnology in Plant Science: Relevance to Agriculture in the Eighties reflects the exchange of ideas among the participants in a symposium held at Cornell University in 1985. This reference highlights advances in and applications of biotechnology. Applications include plant breeding and agricultural business. This book is comprised of research articles emphasizing available technologies including tissue culture and plant transformation. Papers included in this reference also cover topics on genes for transformation and plant molecular biology and agrichemicals. As this reference focuses more on tissue culture, it specifically explains plant regeneration and genetic events. The book discusses the roles of various institutions and sectors in advancing biotechnology and related fields. It also provides two panel discussions on the implications of the technological advances in conjunction with the issues about these innovations. Researchers, lecturers, and students in biotechnology and agriculture will find this anthology an excellent reference for further studies and research in biotechnology and its applications to agriculture.

Cell Biology And Biotechnology In Space

Author: Augusto Cogoli
Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited
ISBN: 9780444507358
Size: 34.82 MB
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The advent of the International Space Station ISS and the exploration by humans of planets of the Solar system like the Moon and Mars is triggering worldwide interest. Space biology, a discipline familiar so far only to a restricted community, is gaining momentum. Space biologists are dealing with the behavior of terrestrial life in the extraterrestrial environment, in particular in 0 g. Several surprising and interesting phenomena have been discovered in 20 years of investigations in space laboratories. This began with so called "fishing" experiments, i.e. investigations trying to find out, without solid hypotheses, whether a biological system is altering its behavior when exposed to zero gravity. Today's space biology is a scientific discipline based on systematic studies carried out by renowned scientists. Some of the leaders in the field describe their work, ideas and findings. This book will introduce the reader to this still young field of research which will certainly provide unexpected and significant surprises in the future.


Author: Ravi V. Durvasula
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351650734
Size: 19.14 MB
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Extremophiles are nature’s ultimate survivors, thriving in environments ranging from the frozen Antarctic to abyssal hot hydrothermal vents. Their lifeforms span bacteria to fishes, and are categorized as halophiles from hypersaline environments, acidophiles from acidic waters, psychrophiles from cold habitats, and thermophiles from warm waters. Extremophiles: From Biology to Biotechnology comprehensively covers the basic biology, physiology, habitats, secondary metabolites for bioprospecting, and biotechnology of these extreme survivors. The chapters focus on the novel genetic and biochemical traits that lend these organisms to biotechnological applications. This unique guide serves as a resource for biotechnologists who wish to explore extremophiles for their commercial potential, as well as a valuable reference for teaching undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students.

Molecular Biology And Biotechnology

Author: M. P. Bansal
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
ISBN: 8179933792
Size: 23.12 MB
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Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: basic experimental protocols is a compilation of methods and techniques commonly used in biomedical and biotechnological studies. The book aims to provide ample support to both students and faculty while conducting practical lessons. Four sections are covered in this book—Genomics, Proteomics, Quantitative Biochemistry, and Bioinformatics. A concise introductory note accompanies each protocol/method described for better comprehension. Every topic discussed is supported by actual methods and their expected results, and is accompanied by relevant questions.

Trends In Insect Molecular Biology And Biotechnology

Author: Dhiraj Kumar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331961343X
Size: 68.22 MB
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This book provides an overview on the basics in insect molecular biology and presents the most recent developments in several fields such as insect genomics and proteomics, insect pathology and applications of insect derived compounds in modern research. The book aims to provide a common platform for the molecular entomologist to stimulate further research in insect molecular biology and biotechnology. Insects are one of the most versatile groups of the animal kingdom. Due to their large population sizes and adaptability since long they attract researchers’ interest as efficient resource for agricultural and biotechnological purposes. Several economically important insects such as Silkworms, Honey Bee, Lac and Drosophila or Termites were established as invertebrate model organisms. Starting with the era of genetic engineering, a broad range of molecular and genetic tools have been developed to study the molecular biology of these insects in detail and thus opened up a new horizon for multidisciplinary research. Nowadays, insect derived products are widely used in biomedical and biotechnology industries. The book targets researchers from both academia and industry, professors and graduate students working in molecular biology, biotechnology and entomology.