The GMO Handbook

Genetically Modified Animals, Microbes, and Plants in Biotechnology

Editors: Parekh, Sarad R. (Ed.)

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Today genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their products are central to the agricultural, food, and pharmaceutical industries and heated debate over their risks and benefits exists. In The GMO Handbook: Genetically Modified Animals, Microbes, and Plants in Biotechnology, leading scientists and administrators who have made significant contributions to the biotechnology revolution survey the best current accomplishments of GMO research in all their complexity and ramifications. Their encompassing review introduces the fundamentals of biotechnology as a scientific discipline, shows how GMO research is conducted today, discusses the problems that have arisen from genetic technology and the tools needed to resolve them, and describes how GMO-derived technology may impact our lives in the future. On the technical side, the authors examine a wide range of current technologies employed from cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry for constructing GMOs, and describe approaches to novel research, appropriate protocols, and the process of constructing and screening a GMO. The discussion of plant and animal cells covers new strategies employed and the large-scale expression and purification of recombinant products in cultured cells. Social, political, and legal issues are also included through discussions of the importance of public acceptance of GMOs and the regulatory environment both in the US and other countries.
Accessible and informative, The GMO Handbook: Genetically Modified Animals, Microbes, and Plants in Biotechnology offers biotechnologists a comprehensive survey of the GMO field, describing its history, current and emerging technologies, hands-on methods for transferring genes, and a reference guide to the regulatory, ethical, and biosafety compliance needs for GMO-derived consumer products.

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"...succeeds in providing scientists and advancecd science and engineering students with a starting point for understanding biotechnology...should be on the shelves of most public and private research libraries around the world." -American Entomologist

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Parekh, Sarad R. (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Genetically Modified Microorganisms

    Han, Lei

    Pages 29-51

  • Producing Proteins Derived From Genetically Modified Organisms for Toxicology and Environmental Fate Assessment of Biopesticides

    Evans, Steven L.

    Pages 53-83

  • Genetically Modified Microorganisms

    Stemke, Douglas J.

    Pages 85-130

  • Large-Scale Exogenous Protein Production in Higher Animal Cells

    Whitford, William

    Pages 133-182

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eBook $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The GMO Handbook
Book Subtitle
Genetically Modified Animals, Microbes, and Plants in Biotechnology
Editors
  • Sarad R. Parekh
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-801-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-801-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-307-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-482-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 374
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