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The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, and how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organisms. In addition, each version of the subject has its own distinctive material.
7.014 focuses on the application of these fundamental principles, toward an understanding of microorganisms as geochemical agents responsible for the evolution and renewal of the biosphere and of their role in human health and disease.

Introductory Biology (2005) MIT

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The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, and how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organisms. In addition, each version of the subject has its own distinctive material.
7.014 focuses on the application of these fundamental principles, toward an understanding of microorganisms as geochemical agents responsible for the evolution and renewal of the biosphere and of their role in human health and disease.

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    Lecture 1: Introduction

    Lecture 1: Introduction

    Levels of Biological Studies; Levels of Multicellular Organisms; Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells; Origin of Life

    • 45 min
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    Lecture 2: Biochemistry I

    Lecture 2: Biochemistry I

    Intro; Cell Composition; Covalent Bond; Chirality; Hydrogen Bond; Carbohydrates -- Overview

    • 47 min
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    Lecture 3: Biochemistry II

    Lecture 3: Biochemistry II

    Nucleic Acids -- DNA and RNA; Proteins and Amino Acids; Protein Primary and Secondary Structures I; Ionic Bond and van der Waals (VDW) Interaction; Hydrophobic Effects

    • 41 min
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    Lecture 4: Biochemistry III

    Lecture 4: Biochemistry III

    Amino Acids; Protein Primary and Secondary Structure II; Protein Tertiary Structure; Protein Quaternary Structure; Protein Functions; Lipids and Phospholipid Bilayer; Cell Characteristics; Autotrophs and Heterotrophs

    • 48 min
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    Lecture 5: Biochemistry IV

    Lecture 5: Biochemistry IV

    Intro and Supercooling of Protein; Fermentation; Reactions -- Thermodynamics and Gibbs Free Energy; Coupled Reactions; Activation Energy and Enzymes

    • 47 min
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    Lecture 6: Biochemistry V

    Lecture 6: Biochemistry V

    Biological Catalysts; ATP; Redox Reaction; Glycolysis; Pyruvate Conversion

    • 42 min

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