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Molecular and Cellular Biology
Organismal Biology
Population Biology

 Molecular and Cellular Biology

This section will cover the following areas:
  • Chemical composition of organisms - Simple chemical reactions and bonds, Properties of water, Chemical structure of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids and the origin of life.
  • Cells - Structure and function of cell organelles, Properties of cell membranes and the Comparison of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
  • Enzymes - Enzyme-substrate complex, Roles of coenzymes, Inorganic cofactors and Inhibition and regulation.
  • Energy transformations - Glycolysis, respiration, anaerobic pathways and Photosynthesis
  • Cell division - Structure of chromosomes, Mitosis, meiosis, and cytokinesis in plants and animals.
  • Chemical nature of the gene - Watson-Crick model of nucleic acids, DNA replication, Mutations, Control of protein synthesis: transcription, translation, posttranscriptional processing, Structural and regulatory genes, Transformation and Viruses.

Getting Started
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