[BiO BB] Biochemistry book reccomendation needed
jeff at bioinformatics.org
Wed Dec 18 16:36:24 EST 2002
I've used both Stryer and Garrett & Grisham. They are comparable in size,
covering enough material for several semesters of biochemistry. The latter is a
bit easier to read, while the former is a bit more detailed.
I think most biochemistry texts are overkill for those not choosing the field as
a profession. One of my favorite texts, which is concise and nicely
illustrated, is The Cell: A Molecular Approach, by G.M. Cooper. I would
recommend it for those who don't intend to be biochemists but would like to know
enough biochem and molecular biology to begin studying bioinformatics.
Ken Firestone wrote:
> I need a book recommendation. I am coming from a Computer Science
> background, and I would like a basic biochemistry text. I studied
> biochemistry many years ago, and I still have an ancient copy of
> Lehninger. So what should I get now.
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