Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Innovations in Biotechnology

Edited by Eddy C. Agbo, ISBN 978-953-51-0096-6, 474 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 17, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2450
Edited Volume

Innovations in Biotechnology provides an authoritative crystallization of some of the evolving leading-edge biomedical research topics and developments in the field of biotechnology. It is aptly written to integrate emerging basic research topics with their biotechnology applications. It also challenges the reader to appreciate the role of biotechnology in society, addressing clear questions relating to biotech policy and ethics in the context of the research advances. In an era of interdisciplinary collaboration, the book serves an excellent indepth text for a broad range of readers ranging from social scientists to students, researchers and policy makers. Every topic weaves back to the same bottom line: how does this discovery impact society in a positive way?

  1. In vitro propagation of Actinidia melanandra Franch. and Actinidia rubricaulis Dunn. from shoot tip explants
    Laurence Bourrain
  2. Effect of Storage Temperature on Fruit Ripening in Three Kiwifruit Cultivars
    William Olubero Asiche, Oscar Witere Mitalo, Yuka Kasahara, Yasuaki Tosa, Eric Gituma Mworia, Koichiro Ushijima, Ryohei Nakano and Yasutaka Kubo
  3. Polyploidy and Hybridization for Crop Improvement
  4. Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives
    Prachi Bhargava, Ankit K. Singh and Reeta Goel
  5. RNA circularization strategies in vivo and in vitro
    Sonja Petkovic and Sabine Müller
  6. Molecular roles and function of circular RNAs in eukaryotic cells
    Lesca M. Holdt, Alexander Kohlmaier and Daniel Teupser
  7. Surface Thermodynamics of Poly(caprolactone) Diol by Inverse Gas Chromatography
    S. Ramanaiah, B. Praveen Kumar and P. Venkateswarlu
  8. Biodegradable Polyurethane Elastomers for Biomedical Applications – Synthesis Methods and Properties
    Marcin Sobczak
  9. Blocking monocyte transmigration in in vitro system by a human antibody scFv anti-CD99. Efficient large scale purification from periplasmic inclusion bodies in E. coli expression system
    Diego Moricoli, William Anthony Muller, Damiano Cosimo Carbonella, Maria Cristina Balducci, Sabrina Dominici, Richard Watson, Valentina Fiori, Evan Weber, Maurizio Cianfriglia, Katia Scotlandi and Mauro Magnani
  10. Understanding the molecular aspects of oriental obesity pattern differentiation using DNA microarray
    Sun Woo Hong, Jae-Wook Yoo, Shambhunath Bose, Jung-Hyun Park, Kyungsun Han, Soyoun Kim, Chi-Yeon Lim, Hojun Kim and Dong-ki Lee
  11. E-Learning as a Socio-Cultural System
    Shyam Diwakar, Rakhi Radhamani, Gopika Sujatha, Hemalatha Sasidharakurup, Akhila Shekhar, Krishnashree Achuthan, Prema Nedungadi, Raghu Raman and Bipin Nair
  12. Augmented reflective learning and knowledge retention perceived among students in classrooms involving virtual laboratories
    Krishnashree Achuthan, Saneesh P. Francis and Shyam Diwakar
  13. Mobile learning and biotechnology education via remote labs: Deployment-based study on real time shared resources
    Dhanush Kumar, Hemalatha Sasidharakurup, Rakhi Radhamani, Nijin Nizar, Krishnashree Achuthan, Bipin Nair and Shyam Diwakar
  14. Low cost neuro-inspired robots for sustainable laboratory education
    Rakhi Radhamani, Nijin Nizar, Dhanush Kumar, Bipin Nair, Krishnashree Achuthan and Shyam Diwakar