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Title: Best biochemistry undergraduate textbook?
Post by: christian0710 on September 29, 2014, 05:02:09 AM
What is the best introdoctory biochemistry textbook for selfstudying biochemistry?
I like when the text is easy to understand, clear and goes into depth without loosing sight of the main point.

So far I've looked at
Title: Re: Best biochemistry undergraduate textbook?
Post by: Babcock_Hall on September 29, 2014, 10:26:36 AM
You might also consider books designed for 1-semester biochemistry courses, such as Campbell and Farrell's book.
EDT
I like Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry among the two-semester books.
Title: Re: Best biochemistry undergraduate textbook?
Post by: curiouscat on September 29, 2014, 10:35:39 AM


Principles of biochemistry by Lehninger


My vote.
Title: Re: Best biochemistry undergraduate textbook?
Post by: Mitch on September 29, 2014, 05:44:11 PM
I used the Voet book. It is very comprehensive, but starts slow.
Title: Re: Best biochemistry undergraduate textbook?
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 30, 2014, 02:45:08 PM
I've used both.  Voet and Voet is definitely the more comprehensive and it's the one I use most frequently as a reference (it's sitting above my desk in lab whereas Lehninger is back in a box in my apartment).  However, Lehninger probably does a better job of presenting the material and might be better for a novice at biochemistry looking to self-study.

An old version (2002) of the Stryer biochemistry textbook is also available online for free if price is an issue: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK21154/