TY - CHAP A1 - Marian D. Quain A2 - James Y. Asibuo A3 - Ruth N. Prempeh A4 - Elizabeth Y. Parkes ED1 - Reda Helmy Sammour Y1 - 2012-03-14 PY - 2012 T1 - Establishment of Functional Biotechnology Laboratories in Developing Countries N2 - This book deals with the importance of application of molecular biology as an approach of biotechnology for improvement of the quality of human life. One of the interesting topics in this field, is the identification of the organisms that produce bioactive secondary metabolites. It also discusses how to structure a plan for use and preservation of those species that represent a potential source for new drug development, especially those obtained from bacteria. The book also introduces some novel applications of biotechnology, such as therapeutic applications of electroporation, improving quality and microbial safety of fresh-cut vegetables, producing synthetic PEG hydro gels to be used as an extra cellular matrix mimics for tissue engineering applications, and other interesting applications. BT - Biotechnology SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/27943 DO - 10.5772/27943 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-14 ER -