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Descriptor in English: Biotechnology
Descriptor in Spanish: Biotecnología
Descriptor in Portuguese: Biotecnologia
Descriptor in French: Biotechnologie
Entry term(s): Biotechnologies
Tree number(s): H01.158.550
J01.897.120
SP8.946.702.667.551
Scope note: Body of knowledge related to the use of organisms, cells or cell-derived constituents for the purpose of developing products which are technically, scientifically and clinically useful. Alteration of biologic function at the molecular level (i.e., GENETIC ENGINEERING) is a central focus; laboratory methods used include TRANSFECTION and CLONING technologies, sequence and structure analysis algorithms, computer databases, and gene and protein structure function analysis and prediction.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: 87
See also the descriptors: Genetic Engineering MeSH
Recombinant Proteins MeSH
DeCS UI: 19089
Descriptor UI: D001709
Date Established: 1987/01/01
Date of Entry: 1986/03/27
Revision Date: 2009/07/10
Biotechnology - Preferred
Concept UI M0002564
Scope note Body of knowledge related to the use of organisms, cells or cell-derived constituents for the purpose of developing products which are technically, scientifically and clinically useful. Alteration of biologic function at the molecular level (i.e., GENETIC ENGINEERING) is a central focus; laboratory methods used include TRANSFECTION and CLONING technologies, sequence and structure analysis algorithms, computer databases, and gene and protein structure function analysis and prediction.
Preferred term Biotechnology
Entry term(s) Biotechnologies



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