Fundamentals of Biochemistry
This text uses a more brief and qualitative approach to present biochemistry with chemical rigor, focusing on the structures of biomolecules, chemical mechanisms, and evolutionary relationships. It is written to impart a sense of intellectual history of biochemistry, an understanding of the tools and approaches used to solve biochemical puzzles, and a hint of the excitement that accompanies new discoveries. This edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent advances in biochemistry, particularly in the areas of genomics and structural biology. A new chapter focuses on cytoskeletal and motor proteins, currently one of the most active areas of research in biochemistry. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Textbook focusing on the structures of biomolecules, chemical mechanisms, and evolutionary relationships. Includes key terms, glossary, figures and tables, illustrations, and highlighted boxes. CD-ROM containing nearly all illustrations is included. System requirements: Windows 95, 98, or NT 4; Macintosh 6.6.1 or greater. For students. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Appropriate for the 1st Biochemistry Course of a Sequence, August 28, 2000
All 3 major biochemistry texts were being used at the univesity where I attended: Lehninger was used in a one-semester survey course for biological science students whose emphasis was not biochemistry and/or molecular biology; Voet was the chosen text for the first of a 2-semester sequence in biochemistry; and Stryer was selected for the second half of the sequence. As an undergradate student, I was grateful that the authors (joined by Pratt) produced a fine version instead of the original Voet & Voet main text. This revised, modified version is more succinct, clear, with excellent graphics and photographs. The level of content in this version of Voet is no less intense and thorough than the other 2 major texts, with a special attention on chemistry as well. One star is taken off due to the high price!