Presentation on theme: "Biotechnology. Why Biotech? Used widely in industry today Many possible applications Used extensively in the food industry – value-added products Genomics."— Presentation transcript:
History of Biotechnology Earliest known biotech application –Cheesemaking Lactic Acid Fermentation
Alcohol Fermentation –Wine –Root Beer –Bread making
Biotechnology, defined broadly, is the engineering of organisms for useful purposes.
New Biotechnology Genes Genetic Engineering Genomics
Often, biotechnology involves the creation of hybrid genes and their introduction into organisms in which some or all of the gene is not normally present. Fourteen month-old genetically engineered (biotech) salmon (left) and standard salmon (right).