Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course

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Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course by J. Kirk Brown blends textbook theory with hands-on laboratory activities with real world applications for your biotechnology course. This laboratory textbook incorporates Bio-Rad's Biotechnology Explorer™ kits for easy implementation supported by live technical support.

This laboratory textbook encourages the next generation of biotechnologists by:

  • Developing key skills with activities
  • Encouraging students to consider the broader implications of biotechnology with bioethics case studies
  • Broadening occupational awareness with profiles of careers in biotechnology
  • Stimulating interest by connecting the skills students are developing with applications to the real world of biotechnology
  • Letting students answer a research question using independent research with an entire chapter on independent research projects

Chapter Titles

Chapter 1 — The Biotechnology Industry
Chapter 2 — Laboratory Skills
Chapter 3 — Microbiology and Cell Culture
Chapter 4 — DNA Structure and Analysis
Chapter 5 — Bacterial Transformation and Plasmid Purification
Chapter 6 — The Polymerase Chain Reaction
Chapter 7 — Protein Structure and Analysis
Chapter 8 — Immunological Applications
Chapter 9 — Research Projects

The student edition meets NASTA/MSST requirements for high school textbooks.

The soft cover black and white teacher supplement provides a thorough background on preparation, setup, results analysis, and assessment, and will also help with how to implement and build your biotechnology course. Sections include:

  • Tips
  • Safety
  • Activity timelines
  • Stopping points
  • Anticipated results and analysis of results
  • Assessment
  • Inventory table
  • Advanced preparation procedures
  • Answers to prelaboratory and postlaboratory questions

Download bulletin 6878 for a current list of important errata and corrections for Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course and the Teacher Supplement.

Student Edition  
Print type Color
Number of pages Approximately 400
Number of chapters  9
Number of activities 35
Binding Hard cover
ISBN 978-0-9832396-0-4
Teacher Supplement  
Print type Black and white
Number of pages Approximately 200
Number of chapters 8
Binding Soft cover
ISBN 978-0-9832396-1-1
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Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course, Student Edition

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