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Molecular Studies and Novel Applications for Improved Quality of Human Life

Edited by Reda Sammour

King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

This book deals with the importance of application of molecular biology as an approach of biotechnology for improvement of the quality of human life. One of the interesting topics in this field, is the identification of the organisms that produce bioactive secondary metabolites. It also discusses how to structure a plan for use and preservation of those species that represent a potential source for new drug development, especially those obtained from bacteria. The book also introduces some novel applications of biotechnology, such as therapeutic applications of electroporation, improving quality and microbial safety of fresh-cut vegetables, producing synthetic PEG hydro gels to be used as an extra cellular matrix mimics for tissue engineering applications, and other interesting applications.

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BiotechnologyMolecular Studies and Novel Applications for Improved Quality of Human LifeEdited by Reda Sammour

Published: March 14th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2519

ISBN: 978-953-51-0151-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5236-1

Copyright year: 2012

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52396 Total Chapter Downloads

21 Crossref Citations

68 Web of Science Citations

79 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Effect of CLA on Obesity of Rats:Meta-Analysis

By Sejeong Kook and Kiheon Choi


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2. Ammonia Accumulation of Novel Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria

By Kenichi Iwata, San San Yu, Nik Noor Azlin binti Azlan and Toshio Omori


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3. Bioactive Compounds from Bacteria Associated to Marine Algae

By Irma Esthela Soria-Mercado, Luis Jesús Villarreal-Gómez, Graciela Guerra Rivas and Nahara E. Ayala Sánchez


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4. The Welfare of Transgenic Farm Animals

By Michael Greger


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5. Establishment of Functional Biotechnology Laboratories in Developing Countries

By Marian D. Quain, James Y. Asibuo, Ruth N. Prempeh and Elizabeth Y. Parkes


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6. The Bumpy Path Towards Knowledge Convergence for Pro-Poor Agro-Biotechnology Regulation and Development: Exploring Kenya’s Regulatory Process

By Ann Njoki Kingiri


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7. Therapeutic Applications of Electroporation

By Sadhana Talele


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8. Synthetic PEG Hydrogels as Extracellular Matrix Mimics for Tissue Engineering Applications

By Georgia Papavasiliou, Sonja Sokic and Michael Turturro


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9. Surface Aspects of Titanium Dental Implants

By Kinga Turzo


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10. Antihypertensive Peptides Specific to Lactobacillus helveticus Fermented Milk

By Taketo Wakai and Naoyuki Yamamoto


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11. Environmental Friendly Sanitation to Improve Quality and Microbial Safety of Fresh-Cut Vegetables

By Ji Gang Kim


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12. In Vitro Selection of Salt Tolerant Calli Lines and Regeneration of Salt Tolerant Plantlets in Mung Bean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek)

By Srinath Rao and Prabhavathi Patil


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13. Molecular Structure of Natural Rubber and Its Characteristics Based on Recent Evidence

By Jitladda T. Sakdapipanich and Porntip Rojruthai


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