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Define molecular biology

a field of study that focuses on investigating biological activity at a molecular level

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What is a field of study that focuses on investigating biological activity at a molecular level?

molecular biology

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Define organic compound

a compound that contains carbon and is found in living things

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What is a compound that contains carbon and is found in living things?

organic compound

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What are the four principle groups of organic compounds that contribute to much of the structure and function of a cell?

carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins

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Define anabolic reactions

describe the set of metabolic reactions that build up complex molecules from simpler ones

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What describe the set of metabolic reactions that build up complex molecules from simpler ones?

anabolic reactions

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Define catabolic reaction

describe the set of metabolic reactions that break complex molecules down into simpler molecules

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What describe the set of metabolic reactions that break complex molecules down into simpler molecules?

catabolic reaction

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What is an example of anabolic reaction?

condensation reaction

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What is an example of catabolic reaction?

hydrolysis

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