By Reginald H. Garrett, Charles M. Grisham

Carrying on with Garrett and Grisham's leading edge conceptual and organizing framework, "Essential Questions," BIOCHEMISTRY courses scholars via direction innovations in a manner that unearths the sweetness and usability of biochemistry within the daily world.The book's balanced presentation has been streamlined for elevated readability and readability--and to make it extra attention-grabbing to visible newcomers, this version additionally contains new images and illustrations that convey the subject material continually through the textual content. New end-of-chapter difficulties, MCAT perform questions, and the extraordinary text/media integration with the facility of CengageNOW around out this unprecedented package deal, giving scholars the instruments they should grasp direction options and improve serious problem-solving talents they could draw upon lengthy after the path ends.

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10 The sequence of monomeric units in a biological polymer has the potential to contain information if the diversity and order of the units are not overly simple or repetitive. Nucleic acids and proteins are information-rich molecules; polysaccharides are not. 10). Not all biological macromolecules are rich in information. Polysaccharides are often composed of the same sugar unit repeated over and over, as in cellulose or starch, which are homopolymers of many glucose units. On the other hand, proteins and polynucleotides are typically composed of building blocks arranged in no obvious repetitive way; that is, their sequences are unique, akin to the letters and punctuation that form this descriptive sentence.

These changes will help the more visual reader. org) and availability of molecular graphics software has been exploited to enliven this text. Over 330 images of prominent proteins and nucleic acids involved with essential biological functions illustrate and inform the subject matter and were prepared especially for this book. • New End-of-Chapter Problems More than 600 end-of-chapter problems are provided, about 15 percent of which are new. They serve as meaningful exercises that help students develop problem-solving skills useful in achieving their learning goals.

B) Polysaccharides are built by joining sugars together. (c) Nucleic acids are polymers of nucleotides. All these polymerization processes involve bond formations accompanied by the elimination of water (dehydration synthesis reactions). 4 How Do the Properties of Biomolecules Reflect Their Fitness to the Living Condition? 10 The sequence of monomeric units in a biological polymer has the potential to contain information if the diversity and order of the units are not overly simple or repetitive.

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