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BIO 441 Biochemistry

A study of the structures and functions of biomolecules and an introduction to bioenergetics and kinetics as applied to those systems. An introduction to modern biochemical experimental methods of studying chemical and physical properties of biological molecules will be included. Topics covered will include protein isolation and purification, enzyme kinetics, computational chemistry of biomolecules, and characterization and isolation of nucleic acids. Independent laboratory skills, literature analysis, and proper reporting and interpretation of data will be emphasized. Prerequisites: BIO 363 and CHM 222 or equivalents. (3)