Showing posts with label Biotechnology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Biotechnology. Show all posts

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Difference Between Antibiotics and Antibacterial

The Difference Between Antibiotics and Antibacterial: Let us check it out difference between antibiotics and antibacterial, to know more about Antibiotics and Antibacterial.

Difference Between: Antibiotics

  1. Antibiotics is the broad term, broader range of antimicrobial compounds which acts on bacteria, fungi and other compounds.
  2. Certain Antibiotics may also kills bacteria, Fungi and other parasites.
  3. Antibiotics is a chemical substance which kills and prevents the growth of the microorganisms by affecting the cell wall and cell structure of bacteria or fungi.

Difference Between: Antibacterial

  1. Antibacterial is a types of antibiotics. 
  2. Chemical substances or anything that kills bacteria or prevents the growth of bacteria can be considered as antibacterial.
  3. All antibacterials are antibiotics but not all antibiotics are antibacterials.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Difference Between Antibiotics and Antibodies

Overview of the Difference Between Antibiotics and Antibodies. Let us find out difference between antibiotics and antibodies to know more about Antibody and Antibiotic.

Difference Between: Antibiotic


  1. The chemical structure of antibiotic is different from antibody or antibodies.
  2. Antibiotics are either synthetic or  produced from plants or other microorganisms,  and they are purified to prevent infection caused by bacteria.
  3. Antibiotic attacks the cell wall and prevents the cellular functions of the bacteria.
  4. Antibiotic are like medicines that kills other bad cells in the body.
  5. Example ampicillin, penicillin.

Difference Between: Antibodies

  1. The chemical structure of antibodies of antibody is made up op two large protein chains called heavy chains and two small protein chains called light chains which are bound to each other.
  2. Antibodies are produced naturally by an immune system in the body.
  3. Antibodies binds with the antigen found on the pathogens and prevent infection.
  4. Antibodies are like cells that kills other bad cells in the body.
  5. Example IgA, IgG etc
  6. Antibodies are also knows as Immunoglobulins.
  7. Antibodies are produced from white blood cells.
These are some of the points on Difference Between Antibiotics and Antibodies.

Difference Between Antibiotics and Antiseptics

Overview of Difference Between Antibiotics and Antiseptics. Let us check it out difference between antibiotics and antiseptics to know more about Antibiotics and Antiseptics.

Difference between: Antibiotics


  1. Antibiotics are the chemical substances which prevent growth and development of microorganisms by killing them.
  2. Antibiotics are effective only against bacteria.
  3. Antibiotics may be applied internally as well as externally.
  4. During surgical procedure to prevent infections, antibiotics are usually applied.
  5. Examples of antibiotics: penicillin, neomycin, streptomycin etc.

Difference Between: Antiseptics

  1. Antiseptics also prevents the growth and development of microorganisms but not necessarily kills them.
  2. Antiseptics are effective against wide range of microorganisms.
  3. Antiseptics are applied externally.
  4. Antiseptics are generally applied on skin and wound surface for cleaning purpose and prevents further growth of microorganisms. 
  5. Examples of antiseptics: Hydrogen Peroxide, Alcohol etc.,
These are some of the points on difference between antibiotics and antiseptic.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

APPLICATIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

 Biotechnology applications and uses also know as (Biotech) are discussed here. As we know that biotechnology is used in various fields such agriculture , food industry, medicine, pharmaceutical industry and much more. Today various products are prepared using this technology. Various techniques such as genetic engineering, gene therapy , genetic testing are used with the help of biotechnology. Various hybrids of plants, animals, poultry with high nutritional value can be produced with this technique. Various disease can be diagnosed as well as treated with the help of this method So let us discuss different uses of biotechnology one by one.
Applications of Biotechnology

Biotechnology uses in Food industry

Various types of food products are prepared using biotechnology such as bread, beer and wine. Cheese and other products of cheese are also prepared using this technique. It is also used to prepare fruit and vegetables juices.

Biotechnology uses in medicine

Some of important uses are their in medicine using this technology, Various disease can be treated and diagnose with the help of this technique, Genetic information can also be tested in parents and children to treat disease.Various pharmaceutical products are prepared such as hormones, different enzymes or some chemicals can be prepared with this method. Different drugs can be prepared with the help of this method in order to treat disease, Enzyme which is prepared by this method acts as catalyst and in various chemical reactions.

Biotechnology uses in agriculture

Biotechnology also used in agriculture, It helps to produce disease resistant crops which are also tolerance to some herbicides. This technology is also used to produce crops which are resistant from environmental stress such as heat and cold.

Biotechnology uses in environment

Some of the biotechnology technique is also used to keep environmental clean. It helps to produce some useful microorganisms which are used to reduce or break industrial waste and hence keeps the environment clean.

Biotechnology practical uses

It is used in various practical fields which improves the life style of living organisms. It is used in agriculture, environment, and also useful for various plants and animals. It also helps to keep the living organisms disease resistant.

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These are some of the uses of Biotech which are discussed here so find other other articles on these blog to know more about about biotechnology.

Applications of Biotechnology in agriculture

Applications of biotechnology in agriculture: There are many uses of biotechnology in various fields such as medicine, food industry, pharmaceutical industry and more. Out of this, It also plays in important role in agriculture. So let us check it out some of the applications of biotechnology in agriculture which are as follows.

  1. Diseases resistant crops can be made using biotechnology.
  2. Plant which are grown using biotechnology are used in production of various biopharmaceuticals to treat various disease.
  3. Plants are also used to create antibiotics which can be used for both animals and humans.
  4. Plants can be made which are resistant to various environmental stresses such as cold, heat or drought.
  5. Improves yield of crops by introducing various genes which are resistant to insects and are tolerance to herbicides.
  6. Nutritional value of plants can be increased by biotechnology.
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Practical Applications of Biotechnology

Practical applications of biotechnology, There are many uses of biotechnology which are used in various different fields such as agriculture, medicine, pharmaceutical industry, food industry, etc. Biotechnology is widely growing field now a days, so let us check is out some of the practical applications of biotechnology which are as follows.

  1. Bio processing technology in which using whole cells or the part of cells or the component of cells desired products can be made.
  2. An example of whole cell such as yeast or bacteria are used to prepare various products.
  3. Most components which are used such as enzymes which acts as catalyst and increases chemical reaction.
  4. Cells which are isolated from the animals or plants are used to make desired products.
  5. Using genetic engineering various information of genes can be studied.
  6. Genetic testing is used to detect disease in children or their parents.
  7. Agriculture application of biotechnology for better crops and improved animal health.
  8. Some medical and the health care applications for vaccines, medicines and new tests. 
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Environmental Applications of Biotechnology

Environmental applications of biotechnology, As we know that now a days biotechnology is widely used in various fields such as agriculture, food industry, pharmaceutical industry, medicine and much more. Out of this biotechnology also plays an important role to protect environment. Some of the environmental applications of biotechnology are as follows.

  1. Biotechnology produces enzymes which is used in laundry detergents.
  2. Genetically modified microorganisms are made using biotechnology which are used to break industrial waste.
  3. It improves manufacturing of products and reduces the waste products.
  4. Biotechnology develops bio degradable products.

Applications of Biotechnology in Food Industry

Applications of biotechnology in food industry: It is used in various fields such as medicine, pharmaceutical industry, agriculture etc., Biotechnology also plays an important role in food industry. So let us check it out some of the application of biotechnology in food industry which are as follows.

  1. Use of yeast is industries which can be used for production or preparation of alcohol which is the first product made by using biotechnology.
  2. Wine can be prepared by using biotechnology.
  3. Fruit and vegetable juices can be prepared by biotechnology.
  4. Biotechnology can be used to prepare cheese and other cheese products.
  5. Biotechnology can be used to prepare bread.

Applications of Biotechnology in medicine

Applications of Biotechnology in medicine: As we know that biotechnology plays a very important role in various fields such as agriculture, food industry etc., In medicine also biotechnology is widely used, Different types of diseases can be diagnosed by biotechnology. Some of the applications of biotechnology in medicine are as follows.

  1. Gene therapy is one of the application of biotechnology which is used to diagnose and treat diseases like cancer and Parkinson.
  2.  Through various genetically modified animals and plant scientist are trying to make various Biopharmaceuticals to treat various disease.
  3. Pharmacogenomics is one of the applications in which the genetic information of an individual is studied. Using this genetic information the behavior of certain drugs on body can be studied. So that according to the genetic information favorable drugs can be prepared.
  4. Genetic testing is also an important application in which the genetic disease in children and parents can be identified.
  5. Many hormones , chemicals and enzymes for pharmaceuticals industries are produced using biotechnology.
  6. The gene of interest can be introduced into the body using genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology.
  7. With the help of biotechnology various antibiotics are developed and are used.
  8. Production of vaccines for animals and humans.
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Applications of Biotechnology

The Applications of Biotechnology are discussed here which  is applied in various fields now a days such as agriculture, medicine, Food industry, Pharmaceutical industries etc, Let us define what is biotechnology. With the help of genetic engineering (Biotechnology) using various living organism or their parts or components , different types of products which are used at commercial level are made. Such as Crops which are pest resistant, hybrid animals with high nutritional value are made with the help of biotechnology.. Some of the applications of biotechnology are as follows.
  1. Biotechnology can be used to grow better crops, hybrid crops can be made which gives high yield and disease resistant.
  2. Value added product of plants or crops can be made with the help of biotechnology.
  3. Crops yield can be improved by introducing specific genes into the plants using biotechnology, this genes are resistant to insects, resistant to environmental stress such as (heat, cold, drought) and tolerance to herbicides.
  4. Tolerance from virus can be done with biotechnology.
  5. Genetically engineered poultry can be done with biotechnology.
  6. Genetically engineered plants can be grown.
  7. Some of the genetically engineered microorganism can be made which can be used as pesticides.
  8. Genetically engineered insects can be made which are used in agriculture.
  9. Nutritional value in plant can be improved with this technology.
  10. Productivity of crops can be improved with biotechnology.
  11. Gene therapy is also available which is used in diagnosis of Parkinson and Cancer disease.
  12. Using genetic testing we can study if there is any disease in children or parents.
  13. Biotechnology is used in making beer.
  14. Biotechnology is used in making bread.
  15. Biotechnology is used in making fruit and vegetable juices.
  16. Biotechnology is used in making cheese and other cheese products.
  17. Various enzymes can be made which are used as catalyst in various chemical reaction.
These are some of the applications of biotechnology which are used directly of indirectly to improve lifestyle or health of living organisms.