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Biotechnology deals with how to exploit the nature biological charectors and use its principles for human use

How is Fermentation used in Medicine Today

Fermentation is a process wherein microbes are used to produce biological substances. It is useful in medicine in 1. In the manufacture of insulin and other hormones 2. In the production of vaccines 3. In the production of interferon 4. For the production of vitamin B12. 5. For the production of enzymes. 6. The production […]

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Pros and Cons of Genetic Engineering

Pros and Cons of Genetic Engineering

Genetic engineering is a process of transfer of desired gene into another organism or cells and modify it characters in a way beneficial to humans. Genetic engineering is a part of biotechnology and is widely used in areas like food and medicine. The process involves determination of qualities required which might be beneficial to humans. […]

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Plant Tissue Culture Techniques: 6 Methods & Protocols

plant tissue culture techniques

Plant Tissue Culture is the process of growing an isolated plant cells or organs in an artificial nutrient media outside the parent organism. In other words, it is an in vitro culture of plant cells or tissues on artificial nutrient media under aseptic conditions, in glass containers. This is a technique by which new plants […]

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Monoclonal Antibody Production|2 Methods in Detail

Monoclonal antibodies are set of antibodies which are target specific against a single source of antigen. In every living organism, they are produced by white blood cells as a part of immune mechanism. They are obtained from single set of cells and hence named as monoclonal antibodies. Monoclonal Antibody Production is taken up in industrial […]

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What is Biotechnology? Its Scope & Examples

what is biotechnology and its scope

Biotechnology is an application oriented science using the principles of biological processes. Applications of biotechnology are many and of immense importance to mankind. It is widely used in the filed of medicine, forensic science, environment, waste management, and agriculture. It is one of the prime cause of industrial revolution and also rise in world economies. The […]

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5 Steps of Genetic Engineering Used in rDNA technology

Steps of Genetic Engineering

Genetic engineering is the process of transfer of the desired gene from an organism of interest to an organism of choice to obtain the desired product by applying the principle of biotechnology. The procedure followed is called the r-DNA technology. In short, the desired substance is produced by transfer of desired gene (DNA) from a […]

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Microbial Production of Antibiotics by fermentation & synthesis

Production of antibiotics is very critical to meet the market demands of health care system. Antibiotics are secretions from a certain strain of bacteria to restrict the growth of other bacteria around them. So by natural process, their formation is quite small to meet large demands of humans patients worldwide. In the initial phases of discovery, the production […]

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Recombinant DNA technology (rDNA) and its applications

Recombination DNA technology or rdna technology is a sophisticated molecular biology developed to produce essential biologicals on wide scale to match the demands of the huge population. Rdna technology applications in health care are mind blowing, for instance the insulin required as supplement for diabetic patients was procured previously from cattle and pigs. But the quantity of supply was very small, yet expensive and also not […]

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