Biochemistry Demystified (by Sharon Walker, 2006)

The book covers basic biochemical concepts as well as cellular structures and components.  “Biology Demystified” explains the structure and biological significance of the major classes of biology macro molecules, like proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids. Chapters cover main biochemical processes like glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylationas well as the control mechanisms used for the overall regulation. The book material is well supported with of examples and illustrations, but most of them seems to be copied from online learning resources like Wikipedia. The book could be used for rapid rehash of college level biology/chemistry knowledge, but it is not enough comprehensive and accurate (reported multiple errors in the content!) to dig deeper in the biochemistry matter. The only advantage is the low price.

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