Fundamentals of Biochemistry Life at the Molecular Level

ISBN-10: 0470129301
ISBN-13: 9780470129302
Edition: 3rd 2008
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Description: Voet, Voet, and Pratt's Fundamentals of Biochemistry, challenges students to better understand the chemistry behind the biological structure and reactions occurring in living systems. The Third Edition continues this tradition, and additionally  More...

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Book details

List price: $257.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/14/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1240
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.588
Language: English

Voet, Voet, and Pratt's Fundamentals of Biochemistry, challenges students to better understand the chemistry behind the biological structure and reactions occurring in living systems. The Third Edition continues this tradition, and additionally incorporates coverage of recent research and an expanded focus on preparing and supporting students throughout the course. With the addition of new conceptual assessment content to WileyPLUS, students have the opportunity to assess their conceptual understanding of key introductory biochemistry concepts and retrain themselves on their misconceptions.

Introduction
Introduction to the Chemistry of Life
The Origin of Life
Biological Molecules Arose from Inorganic Materials
Complex Self-replicating Systems Evolved from Simple Molecules
Cellular Architecture
Cells Evolved to Carry Out Metabolic Reactions
There Are Two Types of Cells: Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
Molecular Data Reveal Three Evolutionary Domains of Organisms
Organisms Continue to Evolve
Thermodynamics
The First Law of Thermodynamics States that Energy Is Conserved
The Second Law of Thermodynamics States that Entropy Tends to Increase
The Free Energy Change Determines the Spontaneity of a Process
Free Energy Changes Can Be Calculated from Equilibrium Concentrations
Life Obeys the Laws of Thermodynamics
Box 1-1 Pathways of Discovery
Lynn Margulis and the Theory of Endosymbiosis
Box 1-2 Perspectives in Biochemistry
Biochemical Conventions
Water
Physical Properties of Water
Water Is a Polar Molecule
Hydrophilic Substances Dissolve in Water
The Hydrophobic Effect Causes Nonpolar Substances to Aggregate in Water
Water Moves by Osmosis and Solutes Move by Diffusion
Chemical Properties of Water
Water Ionizes to Form H + and OH a??
Acids and Bases Alter the pH
Buffers Resist Changes in pH
Box 2-1 Biochemistry in Health and Disease
The Blood Buffering System
Biomolecules
Nucleotides, Nucleic Acids, and Genetic Information
Nucleotides
Introduction to Nucleic Acid Structure
Nucleic Acids Are Polymers of Nucleotides
The DNA Forms a Double Helix
RNA Is a Single-Stranded Nucleic Acid
Overview of Nucleic Acid Function
DNA Carries Genetic Information
Genes Direct Protein Synthesis
Nucleic Acid Sequencing
Restriction Endonucleases Cleave DNA at Specific Sequences
Electrophoresis Separates Nucleic Acids According to Size
DNA Is Sequenced by the Chain-Terminator Method A#1

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