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6 Reasons to Study Biotechnology

Biotechnology has been a subject of discussion in the past few decades due to its uniqueness as well as its significance. Many people tend to like it as a subject because it has a lot interesting as well as exciting stuffs. The following are the list of reasons why studying biotechnology is cooler than you think it is

1. Research trends

From modifying a crop to increase its nutrient value to using a fish as an indicator of pollution. Biotechnology has always been a subject of great interest for a lots of biology lovers as well as general population. As the field of biotechnology is growing, the research trends are just getting cooler. Research trends in biotechnology are just one of the very interesting topics one can discuss for hours.

2. Chemical reactions

The chemical reactions used in the assays to analyse biomolecules gives out wonderful colours. The feeling you get when you generate colours by adding the colouring reagents is just amazing. The reactions while studying biotechnology might be colourful, bubbly or poppy.

3. Streaking

The method of arranging the microbes in a nutrient media is called streaking. Streaking is done to amplify the given amount of microbes. Streaking is done using a sterile nichrome loop. However, by considering the nichrome loop like a pen one can draw any shape or form using the microbial culture as an ink and the agar media as the book. After certain hours of incubation you can have your microbes grown in the desired shape and you can actually see it.

4. Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is the study about the storage of genome sequences as well as the protein structures. Some applications like SWISS MODEL provides you with the 3D structure of protein which is magical. You can twist, turn, zoom and even change the structure of the 3D protein by just a click. Bioinformatics has proved to be an effective tool for understanding and visualizing the structure of proteins. The effect of mutation on protein structure can also be understood effectively.

5. Growing plant organs in laboratories

Various plant organs can be grown by simply growing the callus under the media which promotes its growth. Callus is the undifferentiated mass of cells in plants. In simple language a callus are a group of cells that do not perform any functions. They can be differentiated into a variety of plant organs by growing them into suitable media. One can actually see the plant organs grow under controlled conditions using your media. It is seen that the auxin rich media promotes the growth of roots whereas gibberellin rich media promotes the growth of shoots.

6. Immobilization

Immobilization is the process of storing  various enzymes. The process of immobilization requires to form a sodium alginate bead. When sodium alginate is injected into chilled  calcium chloride  they form calcium alginate beads immediately and it just looks amazing.
Calcium alginate beads are most commonly used for the storage of enzymes.

Calcium alginate beads 


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