Plant Biochemistry and Metabolic Engineering

PLS 448A
3 Units
Monica Schmidt
Covering topics in plant metabolic engineering; photosynthesis; carbohydrate, nitrogen and lipid metabolism; specialized metabolism. This course covers biochemical processes specific to plants and allows students to gain an understanding and appreciation of how (bio)chemical components are synthesized and utilized by plants during growth and development and in their interactions with their environment, as well as how these processes can be manipulated. A background in plant biology, general biochemistry or chemistry is expected. Note that concurrent registration in any of these courses will NOT meet this requirement. Students must have completed both semesters of O-chem and a biochemistry course that covers general metabolism prior to taking this course.