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Biotechnology Literature Guide: Home

Find here selected reference and other works for biotechnology.

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Welcome to the Biotechnology Literature Guide. 

This guide contains selected core reference and other literature finding aids for this subject area. 

Using the Biological Literature -- Web Resources


Biotechnology is "Generally, any technique that is used to make or modify the products of living organisms in order to improve plants or animals or to develop useful microorganisms."¹   more

Also see "History of Biotechnology" from the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences.  [Search Biotechnology in ELS  for other related topics.]


1. Milton Zaitlin, "Biotechnology", in AccessScience from McGraw-Hill.

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