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Understanding Biotechnology by David E. Bowen, Fabrício R. Santos, Aluízio Borém

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Chapter 1. History: From Biology to Biotechnology

History: From Biology to Biotechnology
  • Advent of Biotechnology

  • Biotechnology Prior to the 21st Century

  • Production of Proteins

  • Human Genome Project

Biotechnology, by definition, is any technology associated with the manipulation of biological systems. In fact, well before humans fully understood biology, they were already working with biotechnology in the production of wine and bread. People manipulated the innate properties of microorganisms, plants, and animals to produce goods for their use. With the accumulation of knowledge and increased experience with modern biological techniques, this definition has expanded to include several applications ...

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