This dictionary has been compiled to familiarise you with the language and terminology of Biotechnology. Biotechnology contributes to such diverse areas food production, waste disposal, mining, and medicine, Although biotechnology has existed since ancient times, some of its most dramatic advances have come in more recent years. Modem achievements include the transferal of a specific gene from one organism to another the maintenance and growth of genetically uniform plant-and animal-cell cultures, called clones; and the fusing of different types of cells to produced beneficial medical products such as monoclonal antibodies. The fuller explanation of more important or challenging concepts helps in tackling homework or coursework assignments.
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