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Kumar H, H Biotechnology: Discoveries and Their Applications in Societal Welfare. Biotechnology: Discoveries and Their Applications in Societal Welfare.

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The present chapter describes the field of biotechnology from earliest known mention till modern-day developments. The introduction throws light on understanding the practice of using microorganisms for making food since prehistoric times and covers aspects on key discoveries in recent past like vaccines and drugs. The section journeys through important seminal contributions that laid the foundation of many branches of biotechnology which would eventually be applied for the benefit of the population. The gradual advancement in the field of knowledge about life, its complexities and processes governing these led to the generation of medicines, diagnostic tests, industrially important materials and environmentally sustainable products in future years. Biotechnology can be classified based on the broad spectrum of deliverables it caters to the society. Starting with the healthcare, which constitutes red biotechnology, the text details significant discoveries and inventions that have greatly enhanced biomedical research. Green biotechnology, mentions important methods which have been applied in the field of crop and livestock improvement to ensure food security. Blue biotechnology, an emerging area enlists and highlights important marine genetic resources which are being adapted for various demands of global economy. Finally, the last section details the application of biotechnology in the field of industry and environment for the generation of better raw materials and its clean-up, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Biomedical Science
Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences
Depositing User: RCB Library
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2021 08:02
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 08:02
URI: http://rcb.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/226

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