Biotechnology Glossary

Biotechnology Glossary

Covid-19 Covid-19 (also known as Coronavirus) is highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus  
Deoxyribonucleic Acid or DNA a self-replicating material that is found in most living organisms that are the main constituent of …
DNA Extraction DNA Extraction is the removal or isolating of DNA from cells or viruses samples.
DNA Purification DNA Purification is the process of purifying DNA samples by lysating cells or tissue samples using the most ideal …
Environmental Testing Environmental Testing – testing and monitoring of contaminants in samples such as waste substances (sewerage), in food eg …
Food Testing Food Testing in biotechnology is the DNA testing of food for contaminants (bacteria viruses) and authenticity (product is …
Laboratory Technician A laboratory technician person who works in a laboratory that prepare and maintain equipment, assist scientists with their …
Legionella PCR Legionella PCR is a real-time test provides a faster, easier and more precise methods to detect Legionella.
Pathogen A pathogen is an organism that can cause diseases.
Pathogen Detection Pathogen Detection utilises bacterial pathogen genomic sequences that are found in food, environmental sources, or patients quickly – …
Polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) Polymerase chain reaction (or PCR)or PCR is a powerful and very efficient form of genetic …
Quality Assurance Quality assurance relates to the way a process is carried out or how a product is made.
Quality Control Quality control is the testing of the processes involved when creating products and testing those products ensuring the …
Real-Time PCR Machine Real-Time PCR Machine – an innovative machine that has revolutionised the speed and efficiency of testing Polymerase …
Ribonucleic acid (RNA)  Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a molecule (similar to DNA) but consists of long linear chain of nucleotides.
RNA Extraction RNA extraction is the purification of RNA from biological samples at a pH of 4.7.
Standard Curves Standard curves is the the relationship between two quantities that can be used to determine the value of …