Plant Biochemistry and Biochemical Ecology
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
An introduction to plant biochemistry, plant metabolism, and the biochemical basis of plant adaptation, with emphasis on plant-specific biochemical pathways and processes, and their regulation and molecular biology. Storage carbohydrates, cell wall biosynthesis, lipid metabolism, nitrogen fixation and assimilation, and photosynthesis; biochemical ecology of secondary plant metabolites including isoprenoids, phenolics and alkaloids.
Note: Not open to students with credit in 490A in this topic.
Prerequisites: BIOC 200 or 299 or 300 or 300A, or 300B. BIOC 300A or 300B is the recommended prerequisite.
Undergraduate course in Biology offered by the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science.