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Biochemistry II

Biochemistry II is a one-semester course with two scheduled hours of lecture and three scheduled hours of laboratory exercises per week. This course is a continuation of the study of biological molecules begun in BIOC 3131. Molecules discussed include carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Particular emphasis is placed on the structure, chemistry, and function of these macromolecules. Gene expression (transcription, translation, and regulation) is also examined. The roles of biological molecules are discussed in the context of the organism by way of a survey of major metabolic processes. Laboratory experiments closely follow the progress of the lecture and are slanted towards practical applications in food, pharmaceutical, and biotechnological industries.