Laboratory Protocols in Applied Life Sciences (Hardback)Prakash Singh Bisen (author)
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As applied life science progresses, becoming fully integrated into the biological, chemical, and engineering sciences, there is a growing need for expanding life sciences research techniques. Anticipating the demands of various life science disciplines, Laboratory Protocols in Applied Life Sciences explores this development.
This book covers a wide spectrum of areas in the interdisciplinary fields of life sciences, pharmacy, medical and paramedical sciences, and biotechnology. It examines the principles, concepts, and every aspect of applicable techniques in these areas. Covering elementary concepts to advanced research techniques, the text analyzes data through experimentation and explains the theory behind each exercise. It presents each experiment with an introduction to the topic, concise objectives, and a list of necessary materials and reagents, and introduces step-by-step, readily feasible laboratory protocols.
Focusing on the chemical characteristics of enzymes, metabolic processes, product and raw materials, and on the basic mechanisms and analytical techniques involved in life science technological transformations, this text provides information on the biological characteristics of living cells of different origin and the development of new life forms by genetic engineering techniques. It also examines product development using biological systems, including pharmaceutical, food, and beverage industries.
Laboratory Protocols in Applied Life Sciences presents a nonmathematical account of the underlying principles of a variety of experimental techniques in disciplines, including:BiotechnologyAnalytical biochemistryClinical biochemistryBiophysicsMolecular biologyGenetic engineeringBioprocess technologyIndustrial processesAnimalPlantMicrobial biologyComputational biologyBiosensors
Each chapter is self-contained and written in a style that helps students progress from basic to advanced techniques, and eventually design and execute their own experiments in a given field of biology.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 1826
Weight: 2606 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 76 mm
"This 1,700-plus page book is true to its title-it is a comprehensive book of laboratory protocols used in all applied life sciences. ... The purpose is to provide an integrated laboratory protocols book, `arranged and presented in a way comprehensible' to students of interdisciplinary fields (e.g., life sciences, biotechnology, etc.). The book meets these worthy objectives. ... While the book is intended for undergraduate or graduate students in interdisciplinary life sciences, it would be useful to a much wider audience-extending to junior and high school science teachers, as well as postgraduate (including practicing) practitioners in all life sciences fields. ... Wow-this book is unbelievable. For those of you who remember encyclopedias, this is the encyclopedia of laboratory protocols. It is overwhelming in the sheer breadth of the material it covers. ... Each section has a concise description of the technology, followed by a list of suggested readings and useful links. I started with the microscopy chapter. It was one of the most succinct, concise, and clear discussions I've ever encountered. The illustrations are self-explanatory. I feel confident I can now perform Kohler illumination successfully. ... Many of these protocols are being taught today in junior high and high schools, so this would be a great reference for these science teachers. The chapters and protocols covering conventional clinical laboratory protocols (bacteriology, virology, hematology, blood banking, etc.) are too simplistic for the typical clinical laboratory, but would serve as excellent introductory educational materials. Finally, the color inserts are simply fabulous. ... If you really want a single book containing pretty much all of the laboratory protocols for every aspect of the life sciences, get this one. ... Weighted numerical score: 91 - 4 stars."
-Valerie L. Ng, Ph.D, MD, Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital, Oakland, California, USA, from Doody's Book ReviewsTM