The Microbe is so very small
You cannot make him out at all . . .
But Scientists, who ought to know
Assure us that they must be so . . .
Oh! let us never, never doubt
What nobody is sure about!
Hillaire Belloc: ' The Microbe'
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|Patents and Biotechnology||225|
|Patentability of Micro-organismsper se||226|
|Description and Deposition Requirements||227|
|The Budapest Treaty||228|
|Recombinant DNA Technology||230|
|Gene Splicing Techniques||231|
|Transformation and Expression||231|
|Isolation of the Gene Product||232|
|Patentable Inventions in Recombinant DNA Technology||233|
|Specific Gene Products and DNA Sequences||234|
|Breadth of Claims||235|
|Validity Attacks on Broad Claims||236|
|Monoclonal Antibody Technology||238|
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Classical biotechnology may be defined loosely as the production of useful products by living micro-organisms, and as such it has been with us for a long