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BIOT 70 INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY

3 Units - 3 hours lecture
Transfers: CSU, UC
Biotechnology is the use of microorganisms or biological substances, such as enzymes, to solve problems, develop or make useful products, perform specific industrial or manufacturing processes such as the bio-conversion of organic waste and the use of genetically altered bacteria in the cleanup of oil spills. This course is an introduction to the field of biotechnology including a history of its origin and development, a survey of modern industrial applications and accomplishments, ethical considerations, and career paths. Industry practices and ethics will be emphasized. Field trips may be required. NR



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