Series: Foundations of Modern Biochemistry

This book is intended for students of biochemistry, biology, and medicine who are familiar with textbook knowledge of intermediary metabolism. Present-day graduates however, are often unaware of the contributions made to this knowledge by the great biochemists in the earlier part of this century. We hope this volume will help to correct this deficiency and strengthen interests in these pioneers. We have also tried to show how our present information about some of the central pathways in animals was obtained, describing the limited experimental techniques which were available and indicating how advances in methodology opened up new areas of the subject which were then enthusiastically explored. The account covers the period from 1900 to 1960, but also outlines the principal developments in earlier centuries from which biochemistry emerged. We have not attempted a rigid historical treatment; the findings are considered in the light of our present knowledge.
Book Series: More Landmarks in Biochemistry

Most recent volume

Volume 4. More Landmarks in Biochemistry

Published: 2nd August 1998 Editors: L.A. Stocken M.G. Ord

This fourth volume in the series on biochemistry looks at foundations in modern biochemistry. Topics covered include: the genetic solution; the genetic basis of development; DNA repair; evolution in an RNA world; nitrogen fixation; solute channels; viruses; biochemistry in retrospect and propspect.

Additional volumes

Volume 3. Further Milestones in Biochemistry

Published: 16th May 1997 Editors: M.G. Ord L.A. Stocken

Volume 2. Quantum Leaps in Biochemistry

Published: 31st July 1996 Editors: L.A. Stocken M.G. Ord

Volume 1. Early Adventures in Biochemistry

Published: 28th June 1995 Editors: L.A. Stocken M.G. Ord