Biosynthesis (BOT-571)

Course Main Objective
The general course objective is to introduce the students to the basic principles/knowledge of biosynthesis and plant metabolism including the mechanisms of uptake of small molecules from the environment and their elaboration into increasingly more complex structures via primary and secondary metabolism. The major focus will be placed on photosynthesis, photophosphorylation and biosynthesis of fatty acid, amino acid, protein, nucleic acid and lipid etc., and interconnections between these metabolic networks and energy estimation. The course will introduce students to the various tiers of regulation of these pathways.

Course Materials