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By Arie Altman

This paintings integrates uncomplicated biotechnological methodologies with up to date agricultural practices, supplying suggestions to precise agricultural wishes and difficulties from plant and crop yield to animal husbandry. It provides and evaluates the restrictions of classical methodologies and the potential for novel and emergent agriculturally comparable biotechnologies.

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The market is now saturated, and no market growth was detected in the last 5 years. On the other hand, the sales of biopesticides, which currently consist of only 10% of the total aforementioned pesticide market, increased 7–14% annually during the last 5 years. Fears of biological control are associated with the assumption that resistance to biopesticides may develop with time, and that it may destroy the fragile interbalance of the environment [20,29]. This fear is, however, counterbalanced by the danger of continuous exposure to organophosphates, bromo- and chloro-derivatives, and others, that have a detrimental environmental effect and pose cumulative health risks [8,29].

B. Disinfection and Sterilization. Everything that comes in contact with workers and plant material is a potential contaminant. Sterilization and disinfection, therefore, are an integral factor in creating an aseptic environment and a contamination-free product. Commercial laboratories are equipped with autoclaves that are used for most media, container, and tool sterilization. Additional large-scale sterilization can be carried out by gamma irradiation or by ethylene oxide gas treatment. Glass bead sterilizers, electric incinerators, and Bunsen burners are used to disinfect tools during plant manipulations, and chemical disinfectants are used throughout the facility for cleaning work surfaces, floors, and equipment.

Among them are marine biotechnology and production of nutroceuticals, cosmoceuticals, and, for example, cholesterol-free food additives. These new market trends create significant opportunities. A. Marine Biotechnology: Supply for a Growing Demand In 1991 the mariculture industry produced 14 million tons of fish, with a market value of 28 billion US dollars. Since 1996, the supply of fish from open seas and lakes is lagging behind the demand [2]. The latter is projected to increase by 65% toward 2020.

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