C7861 Plant Biochemistry

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2018
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)
Guaranteed by
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 / plans 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.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, autumn 2017, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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