PřF:C7861 Plant Biochemistry - Course Information
C7861 Plant BiochemistryFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- doc. Mgr. Tomáš Kašparovský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Dadáková, Ph.D. (assistant)
RNDr. Jitka Kašparovská, Ph.D. (assistant)
- doc. Mgr. Tomáš Kašparovský, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Tomáš Kašparovský, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Biochemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- Fields of study the course is directly associated with
- Course objectives
- Explaining the molecular mechanisms of the amazing life of plants
- Learning outcomes
- The students will:
gain knowledge of the plant cell compartments and reproduction,
of the energy flow and metabolic integration in plants,
and of the plant interactions with the environment;
be able to discuss these topics in English both verbally and in writing.
- Plant Cell: organelles, exocytosis and endocytosis, plant cell division.
- Membrane and Cell Wall: plant membranes, membrane transport, cell-to-cell transport, cell wall.
- Genes and Proteins: amino acids, nucleic acids, genomes, protein synthesis and degradation.
- Photosynthesis: chloroplast, light absorption, reaction centers, electron transport pathways, ATP synthesis, carbon reactions.
- Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism: sucrose, starch, pentose phosphate pathway, glycolysis, respiration, fatty acids, lipids.
- Nutrients: potassium, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus.
- Hormones and Signal Transdution: signal perception, transduction and integration, phytohormones.
- Responses to Stress: immunity, defense, abiotic stress.
- Secondary Metabolites: terpenoids, cyanogenic glycosides, glucosinolates, alkaloids, phenolic compounds.
- Reproduction and Senescence: molecular regulation of reproductive development, cell death and senescence.
- recommended literature
- Biochemistry & molecular biology of plants. Edited by Bob B. Buchanan - Wilhelm Gruissem - Russell L. Jones. 2nd edition. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2015. xv, 1264. ISBN 9780470714225. info
- HELDT, Hans-Walter. Plant biochemistry. Edited by Fiona Heldt. 3rd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press, 2005. xxvi, 630. ISBN 0120883910. info
- Teaching methods
- lectures including discussions of related problems
- Assessment methods
- written test
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.