Biochemistry – The Molecules of Life | Science Trove

Biochemistry: The Molecules of Life  

Richard BowaterUniversity of East AngliaClose
Laura BowaterUniversity of East AngliaClose
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Tom HusbandNorton Hill SchoolClose
Published in Print:17 March 2020 Published Online:31 August 2023
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Biochemistry introduces this topic with an examination of carbohydrates, asking why we need them in our lives. It then looks at the building blocks of a cell, namely, lipids and proteins. Nucleotides and nucleic acids are the next topic to be covered. The text moves on to consider metabolism. It asks what it means and how energy is transformed. Other questions asked include: how is a metabolic balance maintained? How can we solve the problems of the future with natural products? Finally, the text looks at bioenergy and the environment.

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