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By Ratledge C., Kristiansen B. (eds.)

Biotechnology's wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary actions comprise recombinant DNA concepts, cloning, and the applying of microbiology to the construction of products from bread to antibiotics. during this new version, biology and bioprocessing themes are uniquely mixed to supply an entire evaluation of biotechnology. a particular function of the textual content is the discussions of the general public belief of biotechnology and the enterprise of biotechnology, which set the technological know-how in a broader context. This entire textbook is key studying for all scholars of biotechnology and utilized microbiology, and for researchers in biotechnology industries

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The former enzyme cleaves isocitrate into succinate and glyoxylate. The latter enzyme then uses a second acetyl-CoA to add to the glyoxylate to give malate. e. 4) when microorganisms are grown on C2 compounds. The activity of both enzymes increases by some 20 to 50 times under such growth conditions. The glyoxylate by-pass does not supplant the operation of the tricarboxylic acid cycle; for example, 35 36 COLIN RATLEDGE 2-oxoglutarate will still have to be produced (from isocitrate) in order to supply glutamate for protein synthesis, etc.

The Royal Society of Canada concluded in 2002 that mandatory labelling of GM products cannot be justified on a scientific basis unless ‘there are clear, scientifically-established health risks or significant nutritional changes posed by the product itself ’. There is no such evidence at this time! The Royal Society (UK) concluded also that there is no evidence to imply GM foods are a health risk. GM modified foods have undergone more rigorous testing than any other foods and are safe. Why, then, the continued EU obstruction to their meaningful role in world food supply?

E. 4) when microorganisms are grown on C2 compounds. The activity of both enzymes increases by some 20 to 50 times under such growth conditions. The glyoxylate by-pass does not supplant the operation of the tricarboxylic acid cycle; for example, 35 36 COLIN RATLEDGE 2-oxoglutarate will still have to be produced (from isocitrate) in order to supply glutamate for protein synthesis, etc. Succinate, the other product from isocitrate lyase, will be metabolised as before to yield malate and, thence, oxaloacetate.

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