Author: Simmi Kharb

Mind Maps in Biochemistry

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ISBN: 978-981-14-7788-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-7790-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97898114779041210101


Mind Maps in Biochemistry presents a series of concept and knowledge maps about biochemical compounds, systems and techniques. The book illustrates the relationships between commonly used terms in the subject to convey the meaning of ideas and concepts that facilitate a basic understanding about the subject for readers.

Chapters of the book cover both basic topics (lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, nucleotides, enzymes, metabolic pathways, nutrition and physiology) as well as applied topics (clinical diagnosis, diseases, genetic engineering and molecular biology).

Key Features

  1. - Topic-based presentation over 16 chapters
  2. - Coverage of basic and applied knowledge
  3. - Detailed tables, flow diagrams and illustrations with functional information about metabolic pathways and related concepts
  4. - Essay and multiple-choice questions with solutions
  5. - Exercises for students to construct their own mind maps, designed to improve analytical skills

Mind Maps in Biochemistry is an ideal textbook for quick and easy learning for high school and college level students studying biochemistry as well as teachers instructing courses at these levels.


Students often view Biochemistry as a pile of facts or equations to be memorized rather than as concepts to be understood. The author proposes to create a series of concept and knowledge maps about the biochemical contents to illustrate graphically the relationships between the ideas presented in a given proposed chapter, as well as to show how information can be grouped or organized.

In order to facilitate the student’s understanding of the metabolic pathways and providing greater interaction with the contents, an approach to better learning metabolic diagrams will be developed through:

  1. Flow diagrams and illustrations: showing substrates and enzymes of the metabolic pathways, their control, inhibition, role of vitamins in their correct functioning, and their connection with other systems
  2. Reading the functions and characteristics of metabolic pathways in illustrations
  3. Solving of essay and multiple-choice questions
  4. Recent advances and applied aspects of biochemistry, applied therapeutics and microbiology will be discussed

Also, students will be encouraged to make their own flow diagrams and tables and sample questions will be provided to improve their analytical skills.

As a learning tool, it can be used by the student to, e.g., making notes, solving problems, planning the study and/or writing of essays, preparing for examinations, and identifying the connection of topics.


No potential conflict of interest is declared by the author. It is also declared the complete work is an individual effort by the author and there was no financial/ administrative/ academic support availed from any individual/ institution /organization.

Simmi Kharb
Department of Biochemistry
Nodal Officer, Multidisciplinary Research Unit
Pt. B. D. Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS)
Rohtak, Haryana 124001 India


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