Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2754

Review

Diverse applications of biotechnology

  Nyerhovwo J. Tonukari1,2*, Oghenetega J. Avwioroko2 and Theresa Ehwerhemuepha2   .    
  1Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. 2African Research Laboratories, Otorho Agbon (Isiokolo), Ethiope East LGA, Delta State, Nigeria
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 12 May 2010
  •  Published: 31 May 2010

Abstract

 

The exciting discipline of biotechnology has drawn the interests of traditional biologists, biochemists, microbiologists, medical and agricultural scientists into applying mathematical and engineering models to understanding biology. Also, the biopharmaceutical, biochemical and agricultural industries are rapidly drawing from and applying the research results of biotechnology. Still, new industries relying on genomics are springing up daily to challenge the way things have been done.

 

Key words: Biotechnology, bioremediation, biochemicals, biopharmaceuticals, genomics.