Click on the links below for background material and student activities pertaining to selected topics in biochemistry.
The Human Genome Project
The unveiling of the human genome draft sequences was a seminal achievement that ushered in the new era of post-genomic science.
Textbook correlation: Chapter 3.
Bacterial Drug Resistance
Many bacterial strains now resist the effects of antibiotics that once could destroy them.
Textbook correlation: Chapter 20.
A new science of proteins, called proteomics, has recently blossomed to answer questions about how all the proteins in our cells function to make life possible.
Textbook correlation: Chapters 4, 20.
Phylogenetic trees, or diagrams that trace evolutionary relationships, are a system of record keeping that allows systematists to organize vast and diverse sets of comparative information.
Textbook correlation: Chapters 3, 4.
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