The role of chemistry / Leroy Hood -- Impact of biotechnology on the chemical industry / Jonathan J. MacQuitty -- Evolution and future of biotechnology / Paul Schimmel -- Introduction to microbial and biochemical technology / Sharon P. Shoemaker and Randall W. Swartz -- Computer-aided design of a biochemical process / C.L. Cooney, D. Petrides, M. Barrera, and L. Evans -- Bioconversion of cellulosic material to short-chain acids / A.A. Antonopoulos and E.G. Wene -- Scale-up of bioseparations for microbial and biochemical technology / Michael R. Ladisch and Phillip C. Wankat -- Mammalian cells as factories / Randall W. Swartz -- Polymers in biotechnology / Raphael M. Ottenbrite -- Polymers in biological systems / Raphael M. Ottenbrite -- Polymer chemistry and liposome technology / David A. Tirrell -- Consideration of proteins and peptides produced by new technology for use as therapeutic agents / Darrell T. Liu, Neil Goldman, and Frederick Gates, III -- Analytical challenges in biotechnology / John B. Landis -- Applications of optical spectroscopy to protein conformational transitions / Henry A. Havel -- Sensitive detection and quantitation of protein contaminants in rDNA products / Andrew J.S. Jones -- Agrochemistry : an introduction / James N. Seiber -- Bacillus thuringiensis biological insecticide and biotechnology / T.R. Shieh -- Pesticide immunoassay as a biotechnology / P.Y.K. Cheung, S.J. Gee, and B.D. Hammock -- Enzymatic processes for pheromone synthesis / Philip E. Sonnet -- Microbial production of avermectin / Prakash S. Masurekar -- The role of biotechnology in agricultural and food chemistry / Donald W. De Jong and Marshall Phillips -- Genetics of symbiotic nitrogen fixation / Gary Stacey -- Genetic engineering of nuclear-encoded components of the photosynthetic apparatus in Arabidopsis / Michael P. Timko, Lydia Herdies, Eleonor de Almeida, Anthony R. Cashmore, Jan Leemans, and Enno Krebbers -- Application of biotechnology to improvement of plant food properties : role of competing strategies and impediments to progress / T.J. Orton and A.A. Reilley -- Biotechnology in livestock production / David E. Reed -- Biotechnology for agriculture and food in the future / Ralph W.F. Hardy -- Commercial biotechnology : an overview / Peter Hall -- Selected applications of bioprocesses for chemicals : acrylamide, vitamin C, and phenylalanine / Jerry L. Jones, W.S. Fong, P. Hall, and S. Cometta -- New diagnostic tools from biotechnology / Martin Nash -- Creating value with agricultural biotechnology : developing world applications / Peter S. Carlson -- Biotechnology information : an introduction / Ronald A. Rader -- Status of the infrastructure of information resources supporting U.S. biotechnology / Ronald A. Rader -- Information resources and the assessment of risk for modern biotechnology / Mark C. Segal.