Genetic engineers have developed genetic recombination and molecular techniques to manipulate gene sequences in plants, animals and microorganisms to express specific traits. Applications for genetic engineering are increasing as Engineers and Bioscientists work together to identify the locations, structures, and expression functions of specific genes in the DNA sequence of various organisms. Once each gene is classified, engineers develop ways to alter them to create chimeras and clones that provide benefits such as recombinant proteins, third generation vaccines, molecular medicines, biofuels, plastics-generating and plastic degrading bacteria, transgenic animals as biofactories. Gene therapy is promising genetic engineering technologies useful in life-threatening diseases.
This book is primarily designed as a text cum reference book for undergraduate and graduate students studying genetic engineering in agricultural, veterinary and medicinal universities. Teachers and researchers in any discipline of life sciences, agricultural sciences, medicine, and biotechnology in all the conventional and agricultural universities, research institutes, molecular genetics and biotechnology companies/colleges/ schools all over the world will also find it useful as a reference book.