BIOL 458

Plant Biochemistry and Biochemical Ecology

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

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 BIOL 490A in this topic.

Prerequisites:

Recommendation(s):

Undergraduate course in Biology offered by the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science.

Schedules:
Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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