Biochemistry Term-Paper Requirement and Format
Choose an enzyme or protein to describe and discuss its biochemical and molecular properties, metabolic function, physiological roles, and potential applications in either (A) human/animal nutrition, health, or disease, or (B) plant production/agricultural applications, such as improvements of yield, resistance to drought or disease, human/animal nutrition, or industrial-use quality.
The Paper must include the following elements:
1. Length: The term paper should be approximately, but not exceed 10 (excluding references and large figures), double-spaced, typed pages, with the font size 12 and 1” margin at each side.
2. The format should include:
1) Project summary (<1 page). An abstract of what you’re going to write about.
2) Introduction: (1 page or less). Briefly describe the background and significance that lead to research about the enzyme/topics
3) Main body of the text: describe various aspects (see above) of the enzyme/protein
4) Approaches and methods (1-2 pages). For #8, briefly outline experimental approaches/methods by which you would want to use for your proposed study (NOTE: not the approach about how you find information about writing the paper).
5) References (1-2 pages). Including author’s name, title, journal, vol. page number. Use the format of Journal of Biological Chemistry but include article titles.
1. Pappan, K., Zheng, L., Krishnamoorthi, R., and Wang, X. (2004) Evidence for and characterization of Ca2+ binding to the catalytic region of Arabidopsis thaliana phospholipase Dβ. J. Biol. Chem. 279, 47833–47839.
2. Prins, T.W., Tudzynski, P., Von Tiedemann, A.V., Tudzynski, B., ten Have, A., Hansen, M.E., Tenberge, K., and van Kan, J.A.L. (2000) Molecular interactions in fungal pathogenesis. In Fungal Pathology (Kronstad, J.W., eds) pp. 33-64, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Doedrecht, Netherlands
3. protein sequence of xxxx http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/viewer.fcgi?db=protein&val=15232671
Plagiarism Check and Report Submission: The College has no tolerance for overt acts that challenge the standards of academic integrity. A “zero” point will be given to the term paper if plagiarism is detected in the term paper. To assure academic honesty and avoid plagiarism, submit your term-paper text to “Turnitin”, which isavailable exclusively through the Online Writing Labmodule on their MyGateway. To do this, you click on the Online Writing Lab module on their MyGateway Home page and self-enroll. After that you will find instructions on how to use Turnitin and where to submit their papers. (If you have any questions or need assistance please contact your Faculty Resource Center, , 314-516-6704 or stop by 105 Express Scripts Hall).
Attach the check report summary at the end of with your term paper.