Official course description: Students will explore the physiology, metabolism and reproductive biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Topics will include the structure and function of macromolecules, theoretical and mechanistic aspects of metabolism, bioenergetics and signal transduction. Labs will include investigations that introduce students to various biochemical techniques. Credit may not be earned in both BIO 214 and BIO 220. Prerequisites: Grades of 'C-' or better in BIO 114 and either CHEM 131, CHEM 120 or permission of the instructor.