Course detail

LCB5830 - Plant Biochemistry

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
15 weeks
180 hours

Daniel Scherer de Moura

The basis , concepts and recent scientific discoveries in the biochemical area of plants and how to use them in combination and understanding of basic processes of plant metabolism. Encourage students to make a critical reading of recent scientific literature in the area of discipline , as well as providing the tools for this objective is achieved.

Photosynthesis : light absorption and conversion , reaction centers and photosystems , Calvin cycle and variations in cabono fixing mechanism. Carbon Metabolism: glycolysis , the pentose phosphate pathway , citric acid cycle , respiration and photorespiration . nitrogen metabolism and sulfur : nitrogen fixation , assimilation of ammonia and amino acid metabolism . Metabolism of lipids : chemistry of lipid biosynthesis and membrane . Phenolic Metabolism , isoprenoids and alkaloids : terpenoid biosynthesis, phenylpropanoid biosynthesis, flavonoids and lignins.

Lehninger AL, Cox MM, Nelson DL Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 2021. 8th edition
Stryer L Biochemistry, 2019, 9th edition
Voet D; Voet JG Biochemistry, 2010
Ferrier DR Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry, 2021, 8th edition
Campbell MK, Farrell SO Biochemistry, 2017, 9th edition
Buchanan BB, Gruissem W, Jones RL. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, 2015, 2nd edition
Heldt H-W. & Birgit Piechulla Plant Biochemistry, 2021, 5th edition
Caroline Bowsher & Alyson Tobin, Plant Biochemistry, 2021, 2nd edition
Artigos científicos: Nature, Science, PNAS, EMBO Journal, Cell, Plant Cell, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Biology, BMC Biology, Plant Journal
Review Journals: Current Opinion series, Trends series, Annual Review series, Nature Review series