ERT 106/3 BIOCHEMISTRY
The topics covered in this course include the origin of life and structure of prokaryotes and eukaryotes cells, properties of water and structure, classification and function of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids. The role of proteins and enzymes in biochemistry, purification of protein, molecular biology and genetics will be featured in the course. Electron transportation, citric acid cycle and photosynthesis in biological processes will also be briefly highlighted in this course.
Ability to define and describe the biochemical concepts and terms associated with life.
Ability to differentiate the structure, classification and function of carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids.
Ability to evaluate the role of proteins in biochemistry and purification of proteins. To introduce enzymes.
Ability to illustrate electron transportation, citric acid cycle and photosynthesis in biological processes.
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Elliott, W.H. & Elliott, D.C. 2005. Biochemistry 3rd Edition. Oxford University Press
Campbell, M.K. & Farrell, S.O. 2006. Biochemistry 5th Edition. Belmont, CA.
Mathews, C.K., van Holde, K.E. & Ahern, K.G. 2000. Biochemistry 3rd Edition. Benjamin Cumming, San Francisco.