This introductory text covers the important concepts and ideas of biochemistry. Biochemical reactions and processes are placed in a cellular or organelle context, demonstrating the importance to life of biochemical reactions. Learning aids include chapter outlines, introductory boxed essays, learning goals, key concepts, perspective boxes and end-of-chapter problems. There is strong coverage of plant and animal biochemistry, giving students a balanced presentation of important ideas. The text assumes only a basic knowledge of general chemistry and biology.
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This textbook is designed specifically for the one-semester biochemistry course for chemistry, biology, and allied health majors. It is the shortest textbook on the market.
Chapters are arranged so that structure and metabolism of major biomolecules are discussed in a coherent manner.
Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life, as the name implies, emphasizes the biochemisty of living organisms. This is accomplished by means of discussions of the biochemistry of specific cellular organelles, special boxed materials, and with-in chapter and end-of-chapter problems. Although the biochemistry of animals is emphasized over that of plants, photosynthesis is covered in a separate chapter and plant biochemisty is flagged by a special icon.
Icons highlight discussions of biomedical applications, metabolic regulation mechanisms, and plant biochemistry. These occur thoughout the book.
The third edition of Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life is a major revision. Some chapters have been rearranged, divided into two chapters, or deleted. Individual chapters have been reorganized. Most chapters have been substantially rewritten, in addition to being updated. Numerous new with-in and end-of-chapter questions have been added.
New Biochemical Methods Boxes are now integrated within chapters. Materials from Appendix B in the 2nd edition have been updated, rewritten, and inserted at appropriate places within the text. These essays focus on the most important classical and current laboratory techniques.
Over half of the more than 700 pieces of art are either new or substantially revised. Approximatley 50 new diagrams are adopted from important textbooks or journal articles.
New Special Interest Boxes added to the 3rd edition! A variety of new special Interest Boxes have been written that introduce students to up-to-date biochemical topics. Examples include "Protein Folding and Human Disease", "The Origin of Life", and "Biological Information and the Sugar Code".
New On-Line Learning Center accompanies the 3rd edition!
Trudy McKee is an Assistant Professor in the college of Allied Health Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University in Pennsylvania, where she regularly teaches biochemistry. She has her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Bryn Mawr College.
James McKee is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He regularly teaches organic chemistry. He has a Ph.D in organic chemistry from University of Maryland.
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