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The language of biotechnology : a dictionary of terms
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Washington, DC : American Chemical Society, 1995
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PSZ JB 30000003034919 TP248.16.W34 1995 rd Reference Book

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Expanded and updated! A single easy-to-use reference of specialized terms in the various areas of biotechnology, including agriculture, biochemistry, bioengineering, pharmaceutical chemistry, and environmental chemistry. Arranged in dictionary format for easy look-up, entries include shortdefinitions as well as expanded definitions that explain the usage of each word with examples. If you're a scientist involved in any area of biotechnology, you'll find this book a must-have reference.

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Seven years in biotechnology, as in all cutting-edge science, is an eternity. A technique as commonplace as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was not even mentioned in the first edition (1988) of this title, and hundreds of other new definitions have been added. Judicious pruning and use of smaller typeface have held the growth in pages to a minimum. Some small mistakes have been corrected, but others have crept in, including a false see reference from ATCC to NCTC, which is defined under "National Collection of Type Cultures." Nevertheless, the overall quality upholds the typically high standards of this publisher. The addition of historical information, such as the date a word or phrase came into use or who developed a particular technique, would take this work to a new level. Even though it still focuses on technology rather than biology, this dictionary deserves a place in all biology, chemistry, and general science collections. N. J. Bird; Teikyo Post University