This textbook on micro-organisms looks at growth and action, gene expression and manipulation, biotechnology and chemical engineering, food and drinks, clinical and forensic medicine, industrial chemicals, agriculture and horticulture, and water treatment and waste disposal.
Part 1 Micro-organisms - an introduction: micro-organisms; viruses; prokaryotae; protoctista; fungi. Part 2 Micro-organisms - growth and action: nutrition; respiration; population growth; ecology; nitrogen cycle; human pathogens. Part 3 Gene expression and manipulation: genes in eukaryotes; genes in prokaryotes; genetic engineering; examples of protein production in engineered "E. coli"; possible future developemnts; possible hazards. Part 4 Biotechnology and chemical engineering: goods and services; cell and tissue cultures; scaling up; fermenters; downstream processing. Part 5 Foods and drinks: bread; beer and wine; vinegar; cheese-making; yoghurt; butter; single cell protein (SCP); food preservation. Part 6 Clinical and forensic medicine: antibiotics; steroids; vaccines; monoclonal antibodies; transgenic animals; gene probes; gene therapy; genetic fingerprinting. Part 7 Industrial chemicals: proteins; polysaccharides; fuels and solvents; organic acids; plastics. Part 8 Agriculture and horticulture: transgenic farm animals; new breeding methods; more milk and BST; transgenic plants; crop protection; micropropagation. Part 9 Water treatment and waste disposal: water purification; sewage disposal; biodegradable pollutants.
Microorganisms in Action by P.W. Freeland
Focus on Biology S.
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