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Chapter 3: 8-17 Organic Molecules - Proteins and Nucleic Acids

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Biology Homework Chapter 3: Proteins and Nucleic Acids


Reading Preparation

Textbook assignment: Chapter 3: The Molecules of Cells, sections 8-16.

Read through the end-of-chapter summary and do a mental self-test using the multiple choice questions.
Study Notes

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Organic Molecules: Proteins and DNA

Take notes on any questions you have, and be prepared to discuss the lecture in chat.

Study Activity

Perform the study activity below:

Use the Biomodeler-3 to manipulate and explore these molecules:

  • Under proteins, explore the primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary structures of the protein components and proteins shown. What characterizes aromatic amino acids?
  • Look at the different components of nucleic acids.

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

Read through the lab for this week; bring questions to chat on any aspect of the lab, whether you intend not perform it or not. If you decide to perform the lab, be sure to submit your report by the posted due date.