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Biochemistry, 7th Edition

  • Mary K. Campbell Mount Holyoke College
  • Shawn O. Farrell Olympic Training Center
  • ISBN-10: 0840068581  |  ISBN-13: 9780840068583
  • 864 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2006, 2001
  • © 2012 | Published
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Introduce your students to the latest developments in biotechnology and genomics with this new edition of Campbell and Farrell's best-selling text for the one-term course. Known for its logical organization, appropriate depth of coverage, and vibrant illustrations, BIOCHEMISTRY, 7th Edition, helps your students synthesize the flood of information that has inundated the field since the decoding of the human genome, while showing them how biochemistry principles connect to their everyday lives. The book incorporates up-to-date developments in stem cell research, cloning, and immunology and offers revised coverage of major topics, such as Molecular Biology. Balancing scientific detail with readability, the book is ideal for students studying biochemistry for the first time. For example, in-text questions and problem sets categorized by problem type help students master chemistry and prepare for exams, and "Biochemical Connections" demonstrate how biochemistry applies to other fields such as health and sports medicine. In addition, the book's revised state-of-the-art visual program improves learning outcomes and its innovative magazine insert, "Hot Topics in Biochemistry" now reflects the latest advances in the field. Count on BIOCHEMISTRY, 7th Edition, to lead the way in currency, clarity, and innovation for your one-semester biochemistry course.

Features and Benefits

  • Q&A FEATURES. These student-friendly Q&A features, interspersed throughout the text where questions naturally arise for students, help students learn key biochemistry concepts more efficiently.
  • APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE BOXES. Interspersed within chapters, these boxes give students critical problem-solving experience.
  • PROVEN IN-TEXT LEARNING AIDS. Concise summaries and a broad selection of problems and exercises, as well as an annotated bibliography at the close of each chapter, help students review and apply what they've learned.

Table of Contents

1. Biochemistry and the Organization of Cells.
2. Water: The Solvent for Biochemical Reactions.
3. Amino Acids and Peptides.
4. The Three-Dimensional Structure of Proteins.
5. Protein Purification and Characterization Techniques.
6. The Behavior of Proteins: Enzymes.
7. The Behavior of Proteins: Enzymes, Mechanisms, and Control.
8. Lipids and Proteins Are Associated in Biological Membranes.
9. Nucleic Acids: How Structure Conveys Information.
10. Biosynthesis of Nucleic Acids: Replication.
11. Transcription of the Genetic Code: The Biosynthesis of RNA.
12. Protein Synthesis: Translation of the Genetic Message.
13. Nucleic Acid Biotechnology Techniques.
14. Viruses, Cancer and Immunology.
15. The Importance of Energy Changes and Electron Transfer in Metabolism.
16. Carbohydrates.
17. Glycolysis.
18. Storage Mechanisms and Control in Carbohydrate Metabolism.
19. The Citric Acid Cycle.
20. Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation.
21. Lipid Metabolism.
22. Photosynthesis.
23. The Metabolism of Nitrogen.
24. Integration of Metabolism: Cellular Signaling.

What's New

  • REVISED COVERAGE OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. In this edition, the authors have added new content on Molecular Biology to give students updated and expanded coverage of this key topic.
  • UPDATED MAGAZINE INSERT. The text's innovative magazine insert, "Hot Topics in Biochemistry" is now updated with the latest advances in the field.
  • REVISED ART PROGRAM. The book's vibrant, state-of-the art visual program has been revised to even better help students visualize key processes and understand important topics. The visual style and format of the art, a hallmark of the text, is designed to improve student learning outcomes.
  • NEW BIOCHEMICAL CONNECTIONS. Several new Biochemical Connections demonstrate how biochemistry topics relate to the real world in high-interest areas such as allied health, sports medicine, and biotechnology.
  • REORGANIZED END-OF-CHAPTER PROBLEM SETS. The book's exceptionally strong and varied end-of-chapter questions are grouped by question type and include references to section numbers to help students prepare for exams.
  • UPDATED COVERAGE. Each chapter in the text has been updated with the current developments and scientific findings in the biochemistry field.
  • NEW INTEGRATION WITH OWL. For the first time, this best-selling text is available with OWL, the #1 online homework and tutorial system for chemistry. With OWL, you can improve student learning outcomes, while saving time in grading homework and tracking student progress. Developed by chemistry instructors for teaching chemistry, OWL makes homework management a breeze and enables you to address students' different learning styles through tutorials, simulations, visualization exercises, and algorithmically-generated homework questions with answer-specific feedback. With OWL's mastery learning approach, students work at their own pace until they understand each concept/skill. OWL includes an interactive, multimedia eBook.

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Instructor Supplements

Lecture Notebook  (ISBN-10: 1111425663 | ISBN-13: 9781111425661)

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Student Supplements

Lecture Notebook  (ISBN-10: 1111425663 | ISBN-13: 9781111425661)

This notebook for students contains select images from the instructor PowerLecture presentations in booklet format. It can be packaged for free with each new copy of the textbook.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mary K. Campbell

Mary K. Campbell was Professor Emeritus of chemistry at Mount Holyoke College, where she taught biochemistry, general chemistry, and physical chemistry, as well as advised undergraduates working on biochemical research projects. Her avid interest in writing led to the publication of many highly successful editions of this textbook. Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Campbell received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and completed postdoctoral work in biophysical chemistry at Johns Hopkins University. Her areas of interest included researching the physical chemistry of biomolecules, specifically, spectroscopic studies of protein-nucleic acid interactions. She was also coauthor with Shawn Farrell on BIOCHEMISTRY, 8th Edition (Cengage Learning), as well as several editions of GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY by Bettelheim, Brown, Campbell, Farrell, and Torres.

Shawn O. Farrell

Shawn O. Farrell, a native of Northern California, received his B.S. in biochemistry from University of California, Davis, studying carbohydrate metabolism. He completed his Ph.D. in biochemistry at Michigan State University, where he focused on the study of fatty acid metabolism. Dr. Farrell became interested in biochemistry while in college, as it was relevant to his passion for bicycle racing. He raced competitively for 15 years and now officiates bicycle races worldwide. He has taught biochemistry lecture and laboratory courses at Colorado State University for 16 years and now works for USCycling. Professor Farrell has written scientific journal articles about specific research projects and about laboratory teaching, as well as articles for sports publications, such as "Salmon, Trout, and Steelheader" magazine. He is co-author with Mary Campbell on BIOCHEMISTRY, 7e (Cengage Learning).