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Physical Biochemistry: Principles and Applications

Physical Biochemistry: Principles and Applications
Author: David Sheehan
ISBN 13: 9780470856024
ISBN 10: 470856025
Edition: 2
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009-04-27
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 422
List Price: $230.95

The second edition of this successful textbook explains the basic principles behind the key techniques currently used in the modern biochemical laboratory and describes the pros and cons of each technique and compares one to another. It is non-mathematical, comprehensive and approachable for students who are not physical chemists.

• A major update of this comprehensive, accessible introduction to physical biochemistry.

• Includes two new chapters on proteomics and bioinformatics.

• Introduces experimental approaches with a minimum of mathematics and numerous practical examples.

• Provides a bibliography at the end of each chapter

Written by an author with many years teaching and research experience, Physical Biochemistry: Principles and Applications, Second Edition will prove invaluable to students of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular and life sciences and food science.


This undergraduate text offers an overview of the techniques used to characterize the structure and function of complex biomacromolecules such as proteins and DNA. Sheehan (biochemistry, University College Cork) covers topics such as chromatography, spectroscopy, electrophoresis, X-ray diffraction, and biocalorimetry, explaining the physical principles upon which these developments depend, and comparing the differences and similarities of these experimental procedures. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)