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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Berhampur

Biological Sciences

BIO 101: Biomolecules and the Origin of Life (3)

Learning Objectives:

This course aims at orienting the students to important small and big molecules that are basic building block of biological systems and their assembly into further complex compounds structure and an understanding about the origin of life on the Earth.

Course Contents:

Elemental Composition of Biomolecules; Properties of Water, hydrogen bonding and its biochemical properties; Concept of pH, pKa and buffers; Basic structure and function of Biological Macromolecules: Amino acids, Nucleotides and Monosaccharides, fatty acids (building blocks) Proteins, Nucleic Acids, Carbohydrates and Lipids (polymers); Origin of Life- Spontaneous generation; Pasteur and Miller experiments; An Introduction to plant and animal cell - Compare and contrasts, Cell organelles.

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