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By Jeremy M. Berg, John L. Tymoczko, Gregory J. Gatto Jr., Lubert Stryer

ISBN-10: 1464126100

ISBN-13: 9781464126109

ISBN-10: 1464188033

ISBN-13: 9781464188039

For 4 many years, this striking textbook performed an pivotal function within the approach biochemistry is taught, supplying exceedingly transparent writing, leading edge images, insurance of the newest examine innovations and advances, and a signature emphasis on physiological and scientific relevance. these defining positive factors are on the middle of this edition.

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A C G T C Newly synthesized strands C G T T T C A A G A C G G C A C T G The structure proposed by Watson and Crick has two properties of central importance to the role of DNA as the hereditary material. First, the structure is compatible with any sequence of bases. 6) and thus fit equally well into the center of the double-helical structure of any sequence. Without any constraints, the sequence of bases along a DNA strand can act as an efficient means of storing information. Indeed, the sequence of bases along DNA strands is how genetic information is stored.

The properties of water play a major role in determining the importance of these interactions. The laws of thermodynamics govern the behavior of biochemical systems We can look at the formation of the double helix from a different perspective by examining the laws of thermodynamics. These laws are general principles that apply to all physical (and biological) processes. They are of great importance because they determine the conditions under which specific processes can or cannot take place. We will consider these laws from a general perspective first and then apply the principles that we have developed to the formation of the double helix.

Since the discovery that biological molecules such as urea could be synthesized from nonliving components in 1828, scientists have explored the chemistry of life with great intensity. Through these investigations, many of the most fundamental mysteries of how living things function at a biochemical level have now been solved. However, much remains to be investigated. As is often the case, each discovery raises at least as many new questions as it answers. Furthermore, we are now in an age of unprecedented opportunity for the application of our tremendous knowledge of biochemistry to problems in medicine, dentistry, agriculture, forensics, anthropology, environmental sciences, alternative energy, and many other fields.

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