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Published: 13 January 2005

456 Pages | numerous figures & tables


ISBN: 9780199268672

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

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Environmental Biotechnology

Second Edition

Alan Scragg

  • The focus is on the application of biotechnological techniques, rather than the techniques themselves, making this an ideal resource for students from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Case studies throughout place the applications being described in the context of real problems, enabling the students to better understand how the theory is applied in practice
  • Broad coverage allows the book to be used flexibly on many different environment-related courses, giving lecturers the freedom to tailor the use the book to suit their course
  • The impact of genetic manipulation, genomics, and proteomics on the subject is highlighted; students can see how new techniques drive the refinement and improvement of existing biotechnological methods and tools
  • Online Resource Centre features figures from the book available to download, to facilitate lecture preparation, and a library of web links cited in the text, giving students ready access to these additional resources

New to this Edition:

  • New chapter on microbiology, giving students new to the subject an overview of the microbial concepts which underpin environmental biotechnology
  • Relevant mathematical concepts included in boxes, to increase applicability as a primer for quantitative courses
  • New coverage of emerging genomic and proteomic technologies, and genetic manipulation, shows how these techniques are enhancing existing environmental biotechnology methods and tools
  • Additional case studies help to further demonstrate how environmental biotechnology theory is being applied in practice