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FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture
Title: FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture
Creator: FAO = Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Abstract: This "Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture" is a revised, augmented version of the "Glossary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering" published by FAO in 1999. The idea for such a collection of terminology associated with the rapidly expanding fields related to or deriving from biotechnology and genetic engineering, was stimulated by the difficulty of communicating effectively in discussions at intergovernmental level. On various occasions, simple differences of interpretation of terminology have threatened to de-rail negotiations of international importance. This Glossary tries to provide a consolidated, comprehensive and yet accessible list of terms and acronyms that are used regularly in biotechnology for food and agriculture and that represent a convenient reference source for researchers, students and technicians. (...) The new edition contains about 450 new terms and about 100 terms have been deleted. It now contains 3,196 terms and related definitions. A number of definitions have been improved to enhance the coherence of the Glossary. This new edition also has a slightly modified title. The new title reflects more precisely the scope of the Glossary, limited to terms involving biotechnology for food and agriculture. [Information of the supplier, modified]
Subject: Agriculture and related technologies (630);
Biotechnology (660.6)
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Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website; database
Resource type: Discipline based dictionaries and encyclopaedias
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2012-07-03
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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