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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (B M B)

B M B 211 Elementary Biochemistry (3) An overview of biochemistry that includes properties of biomolecules, bioenergetics, metabolism, nutrition, genetics, and molecular biology.

B M B 211 Elementary Biochemistry (3)

B M B 211 is an overview of biochemistry that includes: basic properties and biosynthesis of proteins and nucleic acids, chemistry, and metabolism of major carbohydrate, lipid, and amino acid classes, energy production pathways including photosynthesis, biological transport, and principles of enzyme action. The course provides the student with a sufficient knowledge of biochemical processes, cellular molecules and their metabolism to serve as a basis for advanced study of nutrition, genetics, biotechnology, agricultural sciences, or related biological areas that depend on a biochemical foundation. Achievement of course objectives is assessed through multiple written examinations designed to evaluate understanding of biochemical concepts and their applications to biological problems.

B M B 211 is related to and a prerequisite for the companion laboratory course B M B 212 (1 credit). B M B 211 also serves as the prerequisite for B M B 221, an exploration of the application of biochemical principles to specific problems in medicine, agriculture, and biotechnology.

This course requires some proficiency in organic chemistry and general chemistry; thus, CHEM 012, and 034 or 038 are prerequisites. B M B 211 is part of one of the two series of biochemistry courses that students in the Biotechnology major (either General or Clinical Laboratory Science Options) are required to take for the baccalaureate degree. B M B 211 is required by a number of different majors in the colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Health and Human Development.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 110;CHEM 202 orCHEM 210

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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