Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course

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Overview

Start or enhance your biotechnology course with this dedicated biotechnology laboratory textbook designed to build molecular biology skills through hands-on activities and real world applications.
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Description

Description

Start or enhance your biotechnology course today with Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course by J. Kirk Brown. This laboratory textbook blends science background and hands-on laboratory activities with real world applications to help prepare your students to be critical thinkers as biotechnology shapes their world.

Features and Benefits

  • Integrated activities and concise science background to develop key laboratory skills
  • Real world application and bioethics case studies to consider the broader implications of biotechnology
  • Careers in biotechnology to broaden job option awareness
  • Project ideas and extended background to support student research

Content Overview

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

Download detailed chapter outlines of the student edition.

Teacher Support

Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course incorporates Bio-Rad Explorer Kits which are supported by live technical support for easy implementation. The teacher supplement also provides thorough background information, preparation instructions, and implementation guides including:

  • Activity timelines with stopping points
  • Anticipated results and analysis
  • Tips and safety information
  • Opportunities for assessment
  • Inventory tables and advanced preparation instructions
  • Answers to pre-laboratory and post-laboratory questions
  • Student-centered lesson frameworks

Supplementary Resources

Life Science Catalog Supplementary PowerPoint

Download free Supplementary PowerPoint files for each chapter.

Biotechnology Laboratory Techniques

Watch free instructional videos for biotechnology laboratory techniques.


Additional Information

The student edition meets the Manufacturing Standards and Specifications for Textbooks (MSST) developed by the State Instructional Material Review Association (SIMRA).

Specifications

Specifications

Student Edition, Second Edition
 
Print
Full color
Number of pages
432
Number of chapters
9
Number of activities
36
Book format
Hard cover
ISBN-13
978-0-9832396-3-5
Teacher Supplement, Second Edition
 
Print
Black and white
Number of pages
204
Number of chapters
8
Book format
Soft cover
ISBN-13
978-0-9832396-4-2

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Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course, Second Edition, Textbook Sampler, Ver B
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Detailed Chapter Outlines for Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course, Second Edition
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Correlation Table for the Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam
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Pacing and Purchasing Guide for Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course, Second Edition
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Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course, First Edition, Errata and Corrections, Ver A