Essentials of Biotechnology, 1/e
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Essentials of Biotechnology, 1/e

Author : Ulhas K. Patil & Kalyani Muskan
© Year : 2009
ISBN : 9789380026527
Pages : 416
Binding : Paperback
Weight : 0.54   kg
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  • About the Book
  • Salient Features
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author

Essentials of Biotechnology is meant for undergraduate biotechnology and life sciences' students. The book discusses the basics of interdisciplinary subjects which is required for developing the conceptual understanding in biotechnology and to acquire research attitude. It elaborates fundamental concepts which are absolutely necessary for budding biotechnologists. It is an attempt to cover broad spectrum of biological dimensions with biotechnological exploration.
Section-I elaborates theoretical aspects of basic biology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology with correlation to modern applied aspects.
Section-II is grounded in the experimental approach. Each experiment is described with sufficient details. The figures and tables provided with experiments will be helpful to the students and the instructor for better understanding of the scientific principles and skillful execution of the experiments.

Salient Features:

  • The subject matter is divided in two parts; part one forms the theoretical foundation covering the broad spectrum of biological dimensions with biotechnological exploration, and part two includes the experiments to support the theory.
  • Structure, mode of action and biological significance of the topics covered has been elaborated appropriately.
  • Abundantly illustrated with figures and tables for better understanding of scientific principles and skillful execution of experiments.
  • The 36 experiments includes principle as well as procedure; relevant calculations, and result and interpretation.

  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Cytology
  • Growth
  • Nutrition
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Amino Acids and Proteins
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Vitamins
  • Enzyme
  • Hormones and Phytohormones
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Microscopy
  • Staining
  • Cell Measurements
  • Isolation and Cultivation Techniques
  • Sterilization and Disinfection
  • Methods in Microbial Taxonomy
  • Safety in Laboratory
  • Preparation of Standard Solutions
  • Specific Gravity Determination
  • Viscosity Measurement
  • pH Meter
  • Beer’s and Lambert’s Law
  • Paper Chromatography
  • Thin Layer Chromatography
  • Qualitative Tests for Carbohydrates
  • Qualitative Tests for Proteins
  • Amino Acids
  • Determination of pKa Value
  • Isolation of Starch from Potato
  • Isolation of Casein from Milk
  • Estimation of Protein (Biuret Assay)
  • Estimation of Sugar (DNSA Method)
  • Determination of Iodine Number
  • Estimation of Acid Number
  • Estimation of DNA (DPA Method)
  • Estimation of RNA (Orcinol Method)
  • Enzyme Assay (Amylase)
  • Compound Microscope
  • Culture Media Preparation
  • Negative Staining (Relief Staining)
  • Monochrome Staining
  • Gram Staining
  • Streak Plate Technique
  • Pour Plate Technique
  • Most Probable Number (MPN)
  • Separation of Serum from Blood
  • Blood Group
  • Antigen-Antibody Reaction
  • Widal Test
  • Isolation of Genomic DNA
  • Isolation of Plasmid DNA
  • SDS-Page
  • Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
  • References
  • Index

Ulhas K. Patil :- is Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, R C Patel Arts, Commerce and Science College, Shirpur. He completed his post-graduation in microbiology from the school of Life Science, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. He is the recipient of Gold medal and Chief Minister's fellowship during post-graduation and qualified Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC. 

Kalyani Muskan :- is Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, R C Patel Arts, Commerce and Science College, Shirpur. She completed her post-graduation in microbiology from R C Patel Arts, Commerce and Science College, Shirpur, North Maharashtra University Jalgaon. 

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