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Plant Biology: Survey of Biochemistry

PBIO 185 Z1 (CRN: 60093)

3 Credit Hours

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About PBIO 185 Z1

Broad coverage of biochemical topics suitable for students in the applied health sciences. Prerequisites: CHEM 042 or acceptable coursework in organic chemistry. Cross-listed with: BIOC 185.


Laura Almstead ()

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Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program


Dates: May 18 - June 26, 2015; Prereq: CHEM 42 or acceptable coursework in Organic Chem

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Section Description

Biochemistry explores biological processes at the molecular level, examining the chemical reactions that make life possible. In the first part of the course we will discuss fundamental concepts that provide a basis for understanding the how?s and why?s of these reactions. We?ll address questions such as: How do biomolecules interact? What determines whether a reaction occurs? What factors influence the rates of cellular reactions? The second part of the course will explore how biological information is stored, maintained, and processed in cells. Our final focus will be on metabolism, specifically the synthesis and breakdown of carbohydrates and lipids and how these processes are controlled. Throughout the course we will explore how biochemical concepts can help us understand various diseases and how they apply to our everyday lives.

Section Expectation

Required Materials (3 items): 1) Textbook - there is a required text for this course, please contact Prof. Almstead regarding purchasing options 2) Online Homework System access - there is a required on-line homework program for this course, please contact Prof. Almstead for purchasing options 3) iClicker remote** (a loan program will be available if you do not own or want to purchase one)


Grades will be based on homework, in-class concept tests using iClickers, blog posts, and exams (4).


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