Ch 12: Introduction to Molecular Biology

About This Chapter

Find out more about carbohydrates, lipids and proteins by completing the lessons in this chapter on molecular biology. This material will serve you well as a way to improve your class grades, get ready for an exam, or satisfy your own curiosity.

Introduction to Molecular Biology - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter walk you through the basics of molecular biology by introducing you to the composition and functions of carbohydrate, protein and lipid molecules. Find out how each is structured and what it does. You can also learn about amino acids, peptide bonds and more.

Brightly written, engagingly presented content makes working through these lessons a pleasure. The short duration ensures rapid progression through the chapter, so that you can gain the maximum benefit with a minimal investment of your time. Take the lesson quizzes and chapter test to check your mastery and retention, and use the Dashboard to stay on track. Use these lessons to learn about the following:

  • Carbohydrates: what they are and what they do
  • Functions and composition of lipids
  • Composition and functions of proteins
  • Overview of amino acids, peptide bonds and polymerization in proteins
  • Characteristics and composition of the 20 amino acids

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