"Applied Biology is the understanding of how organisms work from subcellular to whole organism level. It also involves the use of living organisms (mostly microbes) to produce useful products. The science of biotechnology primarily rests upon the basic principles of biology and envisages their application for developing technology for industrial production of health-care, food, agricultural and chemical products. Research and developments in different fields of biology evolved diagnostics, medicines, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies and ultimately the gene therapy in the sphere of health care; hybrid seed, biopesticides, biofertilizers plant extracts in the field of agriculture; the production of enzymes, biopolymers, biofuels and fermentation products in the industrial sector; waste water management, bioremediation, biosensors, environmental management. Coupled with informatics (bioinformatics). Biotechnology is going to accelerate economic growth quite dramatically in the next hundred years.
This book has been written in easy and fluent language expressive and self-explanatory labelled diagrams, concise but not too brief, written to the point starting from fundamentals and finishing to the most advanced and current concepts. All diagrams have been provided with detailed legends. Some diagrams have been drawn the author himself from the original source, while the remaining ones are quoted from the authentic works.
Special effort has been made to appeal to students' natural curiosity and to help them explore the various facets of the exciting subject area of Applied Biology. Written in clear, simple language understandable to the general reader, yet in-depth enough for scientists, educators and advanced students. The style is easy to read and suitable for nonnative English speakers and translators with no engineering experience."