Introduction to Biotechnology is the first biotechnology textbook geared specifically for the diverse scientific backgrounds of undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in biotechnology. With its balanced coverage of basic molecular biology, historical developments, and contemporary applications, the text provides students with the tools and basic knowledge for success in the biotech industry. Special sections on ethical issues in biotechnology, career profiles, and research tools are also highlighted in the book. William Thieman chairs one of the leading biotech programs in California, and co-author Michael A. Palladino is a molecular biologist with considerable expertise in directing undergraduate student research in recombinant DNA technology. Appropriate for both two- and four-year schools, Introduction to Biotechnology is the perfect biotechnology textbook for undergraduates interested in the biotechnology field.Thieman, William J. is the author of 'Introduction to Biotechnology', published 2003 under ISBN 9780805348255 and ISBN 0805348255.