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Biochemistry for Nurses by Ravindra Bhardwaj, Uma Bhardwaj

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Introduction: Composition and Function of Cell

CHAPTER OBJECTIVES
1.1 INTRODUCTION TO AND IMPORTANCE OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Life is associated with living beings. A cell whether a unicellular cell, like a bacterial cell, yeast cell or a multicellular cell is capable of self-existence and multiplication, either asexually or sexually. The classical definition describes a cell as living, as long as it can multiply from one to two. Viruses are accordingly considered as living as they multiply inside a host, but outside the host, they are non-living, not being ...

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