CONTENTS:- 1. At the dawn of biotech century / Joseph Selvin. 2. Nanobiotechnology / S.G. Prakash Vincent. 3. Transposon mediated gene delivery and baculovirus based gene expression strategies in insects / G. Kumaresan and S. Mathavan. 4. Introduction to genomic and proteomic analysis / K.R.T. Asha. 5. Relevance of apoptosis to cancer / D. Karunagaran. 6. Prospectives of gene therapy for endocrine cancers: medullary thyroid carcinoma / M. Michael Aruldhas. 7. Moelcular basis of oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes / S. Rameshwari, A.G. Murugesan and N. Sukumaran. 8. Molecular and hormonal basis of obesity / T.A. Jose Priya and G. Beena. 9. Biotechnological potential of extremophiles / A.J. Denslin Vinitha and Joseph Selvin. 10. Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated gene transfer: an overview / Vineetha Sarah Alexander and Joseph Selvin. 11. Recent advances in transgenic plant production / M.P. Anupa, Smitha Balaraj, S.T. Lijamol and Praisejah P. Stephen. 12. An improved protocol for the In vitro clonal propagation of Plumbago rosea Linn. / S. Satheeshnakumari Joseph Selvin. 13. Bioethics and stem cell research / G. Sunitha Rajam. 14. Marine genomics: a frontier research area in marine biotechnology / A.S. Ninawe. 15. Scope for molecular and immuno-biotechnological applications in shrimp aquaculture sector of India / S. Felix. 16. Herbal extracts or active fractions as therapeutic agents with modern standards of safety and efficacy / A. Subramoniam. 17. Influence of mode of fermentations on microbial enzyme production / P. Prema. 18. Aqueous two-phase system for extractive fermentation / Sanjoy Ghosh. 19. Bioreactor technology for the production of antibacterial agents from marine microorganism / Raishy R. Hussain and Joseph Selvin. 20. Tackling the challenge of heavy metal pollution by microbial biosorbents / M.K. Deepa, A.G. Murugesan and K. Sasikala. 21. Pollution abatement through biopurification of industrial effluents / A.G. Murugesan, R. Deivanayagam and John Ruby. 22. Role of cytotaxonomy in fish diversity / J.A. Johnson and M. Arunachalam. 23. Biotechnological approach for the control of algal blooms / L. Prabha Devi, Samuel Sanu and K. Anita. 24. Potential application of biotechnology in generating ecofriendly bioenergy / John Ruby A.G. Murugesan and M.I. Zahir Hussain. 25. Bioremediation of oil pollution: present status and future prospectus / N.S. Binulal, Anil Zecharia and Joseph Selvin.
This book is an outcome of holistic efforts taken by a group of researchers and professors to bring the recent innovations and developments among the UG and PG students of biological and agriculture faculties. This book provides an insight from emerging nanobiotechnology to traditional fermentation technology. It covers various roots of biotechnology such as rDNA technology, genomics, plant biotechnology, cancer biology, bioethics, bioinformatics, marine biotechnology, fermentation technology and environmental biotechnology. With contributions from authors of different viewpoints and areas, the subjects is given a thorough and balanced understanding in recent developments. Unlike many other texts in this field, this book provides hindsight, insight and foresight of biotechnology.