Accession Number : ADA176834


Title :   Marine Biotechnology. Basic Research Relevant to Biomaterials and Biosensors


Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC COMMITTEE ON BIOTECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO NAVAL NEEDS


Personal Author(s) : Colwell, Rita R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a176834.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : Five areas of basic research have exciting and useful potential for the acquisition of knowledge concerning biomaterials and biosensors: nucleic acids, proteins, polysaccharides, synthetic analogs, and holistic functions of marine organisms. The following areas stood out as being highly promising and worthy of ONR support: nucleic acids: structural chemistry and conformation, molecular genetics, and techniques of genetic engineering. Proteins: structure and function relationships, immunological detection, and exploration of unusual enzymes. Polysaccharides: structure and function relationships, understanding and cataloging their specificities, and a search for new and unique polysaccharides. Synthetic analogs: specificity of their biological action and activity in unusual microenvironments, including nonaqueous solvents. Whole organisms: unusual organisms, especially those from extreme environments, sensory detection and communication, and systematics and ecology.


Descriptors :   *DETECTORS , *MATERIALS , *BIOCHEMISTRY , *BIOTECHNOLOGY , *GENETICS , ENVIRONMENTS , DETECTION , ACQUISITION , BIOLOGY , POLYSACCHARIDES , ENZYMES , PROTEINS , ANALOGS , MOLECULAR STRUCTURE , MOLECULAR BIOLOGY , BIOLOGICAL DETECTION , IMMUNOLOGY , RANGE(EXTREMES) , GENETIC ENGINEERING , ORGANIC SOLVENTS , AQUATIC ORGANISMS , SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY) , ECOLOGY , NUCLEIC ACIDS , MICROORGANISMS , CONFORMITY


Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE