David Hildebrand, 403 PSB;
|Bob Houtz, 401 PSB, 859/257-4624;
|George Wagner, 202D THRI;
Yuan, 200D KTRDC, 257-4806, firstname.lastname@example.org
||Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30
to 10:45 AM
||BCH 607, CHE 550 or equivalent.
||The course will consider the
chemical constituents of plants, their synthesis and contributions to
key metabolic processes and the regulation of their biosynthesis.
Included will be discussions of photosynthesis, carbohydrates, lipids,
isoprenoids and phenylpropanoids; nitrogen fixation, reduction and
assimilation; the synthesis of alkaloids and general secondary compound
||To acquire a good working knowledge of the chemistry of important biological processes in plants.
To be able to readily assess current developments in plant biochemistry.
||3 sectional exams, 130, 100 & 90 points each
|Outline of plant biochemistry paper
|Oral presentation & Abstract of paper
|Evaluation of other student presentations
|2 assignments or quizzes, 10 points each
| Class participation
|Plant Biochemistry Position-paper
||A position paper on a current area of plant
biochemistry ~ 6 pages in length (single spaced) covering a
minimum of 5 peer-reviewed sources of literature. Topic must
be approved by instructor and should include a title,
introduction/context, hypotheses addressed, techniques used,
conclusions, future directions, and literature cited. suggested topics
||90-100 = A; 78-89 = B; 65-77 = C;
55-64 = D; 0-54 = F.|
Grades may be curved as necessary.
||David Hildebrand -- Thursdays
2 to 4 PM or by appointment or web conferencing |
Bob Houtz --
Ling Yuan --
George Wagner --
virtual office hours available
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants, B.B. Buchanan, W. Gruissem and R.L. Jones, eds.,
||Introduction to Plant Biochemistry
2nd edition, T. W. Goodwin & E. I. Mercer, Pergamon Press,
Oxford, 1983; The Biochemistry of Plants Vol. 16, B. J. Miflin & P. J.
Lea, Academic Press, 1990; Molecular Activities of Plant Cells,
J. W. Anderson and J. Beardall, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Inc.
Oxford, 1991; Biochemistry, R. H. Garrett & C. M. Grisham, Saunders
College Publishing, Fort Worth, 1995; Plant Biochemistry, P.M. Dey and J.B.
Academic Press, 1997; Plant Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology, by H.-W. Heldt, Oxford Univ. Press, 1997; The Plant Cell vol. 7, #7
(July 1995) Special issue on Plant Biochemistry; Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Lea & Leagood, Wiley, 1999; selected sections of reserve texts
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