PLBIO 4620

PLBIO 4620

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Focuses on biochemistry of plant specific processes, with the aim to obtain an integrative overview of plant biochemistry. Examples include processes such as cell wall biochemistry, pigment biosynthesis and degradation, secondary metabolism, senescence, defense mechanisms, amino acid biosynthesis, and small molecule transport. Genomics-based experimental tools such as proteomics and metabolomics are discussed.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PLBIO 3420 or equivalent and BIOMG 3300 or BIOMG 3310 or equivalent.

  • Describe a range of plant biochemical pathways and associated regulatory mechanisms (e.g., allosteric regulation, post-translational modifications, feedback regulation).
  • Articulate how those processes are different from, or share some features with, analogous systems in non-plant taxonomic groups, such as bacteria, yeast and mammals.
  • Demonstrate insights into (sub)cellular compartmentalization of plant biochemical processes.
  • Explain how multiple plant biochemical pathways intersect and influence each other.
  • Discuss current literature in the field of plant biochemistry, including new analytical techniques, bioinformatics approaches and analytical paradigms in 'model' and 'non-model' experimental systems.
  • Describe the importance of plant biochemistry in the areas of human health, agricultural biotechnology and new and emerging applications such as bioenergy and fine chemicals.
  • Communicate key aspects of grant proposals to address central questions in both basic and applied plant biochemistry.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 6620

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  2350 PLBIO 4620   LEC 001

    • MW Warren Hall 137
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Catala, C

      Gunn, L

      Skirycz, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: PLBIO 3420 or equivalent and BIOMG 3300 or BIOMG 3310 or equivalent.