Tag Archives: Biochemistry

Thermodynamics: A Relationships Between Heat and Other Forms of Energy (Part 2)

Units of work Whenever a new quantity is introduced in physics, the standard metric units associated with that quantity are discussed. In the case of work (and also energy), the standard metric unit is the Joule (abbreviated J). One Joule is equivalent to one Newton of force causing a displacement of one meter. …

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Thermodynamics: A Relationships Between Heat and Other Forms of Energy (Part 1)

The study of the flow of warmth or the other sort of energy into or out of a system because it undergoes a physical or chemical transformation, is named Thermodynamics. In other word relationship between heat, work, temperature, and energy. In broad terms, thermodynamics deals with the transfer of energy from one place to a different and from one form to a …

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Protein and Peptides: An Inevitable Source of Nutrition (Part 1)

Proteins are large biomolecules, or macromolecules, consisting of one or more long chains of amino acid residues. Proteins perform a vast array of functions within organisms, including catalysing metabolic reactions, DNA replication, responding to stimuli, providing structure to cells, and organisms, and transporting molecules from one location to another. Proteins differ from one another primarily in their sequence of amino acids, which …

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Lipids and Fatty Acids: An Inescapable Organic Compounds

In biology and biochemistry, a lipid is a macro-biomolecule that is soluble in nonpolar solvents. Non-polar solvents are typically hydrocarbons used to dissolve other naturally occurring hydrocarbon lipid molecules that do not (or do not easily) dissolve in water, including fatty acids, waxes, sterols, fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A, D, E, and K), monoglycerides, diglycerides, triglycerides, and phospholipids. …

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Gibberellin & Cytokinin

Gibberellin Gibberellins (GAs) are plant hormones that regulate various developmental processes, including stem elongation, germination, dormancy, flowering, flower development, and leaf and fruit senescence.1 They are one of the longest known plant hormones. A key part of the Green Revolution during the 1960s, which saw crop yields more than double, was the development of new dwarf varieties, many of which were later …

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