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What is the importance of biotechnology?

Asked by Topperlearning User 3rd May 2016, 6:14 AM
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(a) Biotechnology is a branch of applied biology.

(b) It deals with the application of biological processes in technology.

(c) It involves the use of living cells or microorganisms in industry and technology.

(d) Biotechnology is being extensively used for biogas production, food processing, genetic engineering, antibiotic production, vaccine production, antibody production, tissue culture, extraction of extracellular enzymes used as biodetergents in laundry washing powders, etc.

Answered by Expert 3rd May 2016, 8:14 AM
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