Biochemistry is closely related to molecular biology, the study of the molecular mechanisms by which genetic information encoded in DNA is able to result in the processes of life. Depending on the exact definition of the terms used, molecular biology can be thought of as a branch of biochemistry, or biochemistry as a tool with which to investigate and study molecular biology. Biochemistry is one of the few basic sciences where animal and plant kingdoms meet. In veterinary education and research, biochemistry is highly relevant to the metabolism and functions of animals in health and disease, and forms the basis for an intelligent understanding of major aspects of veterinary science and animal husbandry. Hence the need for adequate recognition of the place of biochemistry in veterinary education cannot be over emphasized. It is only the possession of a fairly high level of knowledge of biochemistry that will enable one to study, or to pursue a line of research, intelligently in applied sciences such as animal nutrition, dairy science, pharmacology, animal physiology, animal genetics, clinical pathology, medicine and so on. In the absence of grounding in biochemistry, it is difficult to obtain an insight into these subject areas.
- Biology of reproduction
- Cell culture systems
- In vitro diagnostics and bioassays
- Cellular reaction and pathway analysis
- Risk assessment of GM Food