CORRECTION LECTURE 1 CLASS NOTES
Page 2 The sentence “The posted class notes (including the listed independent study assignments
and including the that are referred to in the lecture notes) are the source for test questions for the
lecture material. “ should read
“The posted class notes (including the listed independent study assignments and including all of
the Tables and Figures referred to in the lecture notes) are the source for test questions for the
CORRECTION LECTURE 2 CLASS NOTES
One very important monosaccharide is glucose.
Its specific formula is C6 H12 O6.. Figure 3.11, page 43
Should be Figure 3.13, page 50.
FOR BOTH LECTURES I FORGOT TO MENTION THE IMPORTANT FACT THAT
Proteins are the most abundant category of the large biomolecules.
Proteins are extremely important molecules in cells. Proteins are the workhorses of the cell.
1) some proteins act as biological catalysts to drive chemical reactions, we call these
protein catalysts, enzymes.
2) some proteins form important structural features of the cell.
3) some proteins serve as signal molecules
4) some proteins function a signal receivers
5) some proteins are chaperonins
6) There are still many other important functions of proteins.
LECTURE 1 TEST STUDY GUIDE (I.E. WHAT MIGHT BE ON THE TEST)
Be sure you understand and can define all underlined words given below.
Understand why we say the cell is the fundamental unit of life.
Know the definition of the term resolving power, and the resolving power of the human eye, the
compound light microscope and the electron microscope. Know which type of microscope is
needed to resolve most cells, and which type is needed to detect macromolecules.
The four major categories of large biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic
acids) are largely composed of six elements.
Know which elements are present in each of the 4 major categories of macromolecules.
Know that Polymerization is a type of condensation reaction and a dehydration reaction.