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Chemical Phenomena in Life

Frederick Czapek (1868-1921)

1. 01 - Biology and Chemistry
2. 02 - Protoplasm and Its Chemical Properties
3. 03 - Protoplasm and Colloid Chemistry
4. 04 - The Outer Protoplasmatic Membrane and Its Chemical Functions, Part 1
5. 05 - The Outer Protoplasmatic Membrane and Its Chemical Functions, Part 2
6. 06 - Chemical Phenomena in Cytoplasm and Nucleus of Living Cells
7. 07 - Chemical Reactions in Life
8. 08 - Velocity of Reactions in Living Cells
9. 09 - Catalysis and the Enzymes, Part 1
10. 10 - Catalysis and the Enzymes, Part 2
11. 11 - Catalysis and the Enzymes, Part 3
12. 12 - Chemical Actions on Protoplasm and Its Counter-actions
13. 13 - Chemical Adaptation and Inheritance

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Summary

Published in 1911 as part of the "Harper's Library of Living Thought," this volume presents an introduction to the chemistry of cells in the context of plant physiology and gives an interesting overview of the field of biochemistry and related sciences at the time. The author, Frederick Czapek, was a Czech botanist and professor of Plant Physiology at the University of Prague. He is perhaps best known for his two-volume work on Plant Physiology, "Biochemie der Pflanzen" and for Czapek solution agar or Czapek-Dox medium, a culture medium for cultivation of fungus species such as Aspergillus and Penicillium molds. (