Basic Biotechnology - 3rd ed

Edited by Colin Ratledge and Bjorn Kristiansen 
Cambridge University Press  May 2006  

Softback  682pp  ISBN 9780521549585      £40.00
  • The only textbook which explains the basic biology of the subject and then gives specific examples of applications in industry
  • Uniquely contains material on the business and economics of biotechnology, written by two leading entrepreneurs
  • Scope of book has been expanded to include new chapters on plant cell biotechnology and high-throughput screening strategies used in the search for new bioactive compounds
  • Printed in 2-colour

Biotechnology is one of the major technologies of the twenty-first century. Its wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary activities include recombinant DNA techniques, cloning and the application of microbiology to the production of goods from bread to antibiotics. In this new edition of the textbook Basic Biotechnology, biology and bioprocessing topics are uniquely combined to provide a complete overview of biotechnology. The fundamental principles that underpin all biotechnology are explained and a full range of examples are discussed to show how these principles are applied; from starting substrate to final product. A distinctive feature of this text are the discussions of the public perception of biotechnology and the business of biotechnology, which set the science in a broader context. This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students of biotechnology and applied microbiology, and for researchers in biotechnology industries.


  • Public perception of biotechnology J. E. Smith;
  • Biochemistry and physiology of growth and metabolism Colin Ratledge;
  • Stoichiometry and kinetics of microbial growth from a thermodynamic perspective J. J. Heijnen;
  • Genome management and analysis: prokaryotes Colin R. Harwood and Anil Wipat;
  • Genetic engineering: yeasts and filamentous fungi David B. Archer, Donald A. MacKenzie and David J. Jeenes;
  • Microbial process kinetics Jens Nielsen;
  • Bioreactor design Yusuf Chisti;
  • Mass transfer Henk J. Noorman;
  • Downstream processing Marcel Ottens, Johannes A. Wesselingh and Luuk A. M. van der Wielen;
  • Measurement, monitoring, modelling and control Bernhard Sonnleitner;
  • Process economics Bjorn Kristiansen;
  • High throughput screening and process optimisation Steven D. Doig, Frank Baganz and Gary J Lye;
  • The business of biotechnology Jason Rushton and Chris Evans;
  • Amino acids L. Eggeling, W. Pfefferle and H. Sahm;
  • Organic acids Christian P. Kubicek and Levente Karaffa;
  • Microbial polysaccharides and single cell oils James P. Wynn;
  • Environmental applications Philippe Vandevivere and Willy Verstraete;
  • Production of antibiotics by fermentation Derek J. Hook;
  • Strategies of cultivation Sven-Olof Enfors;
  • Enzyme biotechnology Randy M. Berka and Joel R. Cherry;
  • Recombinant proteins of high value Georg-B. Kresse;
  • Insect and mammalian cell culture C. J. Hewitt, B. Isailovic, N. T. Mukwena and A. W. Nienow;
  • Plant cell biotechnology Robert Verpoorte and Hens J.G. ten Hoopen;
  • Biotransformations Pedro Fernandes and Joaquim M. S. Cabral;
  • Immunochemical applications M. Clarke.
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