BIOCHEMISTRY AND PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

Course ID: POS-SE>BIOCHFIZR
Course title: BIOCHEMISTRY AND PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
Semester: 3 / Winter
ECTS: 6
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 30 hours
Field of study: Environmental Protection
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites:
Contact person: dr Piotr Stępień, 71 320 5649, piotr.stepien@upwr.edu.pl.
Short description: The basic theoretical knowledge in biochemistry and physiology of plants and the ability to carry out basic biochemical laboratory work.
Full description: Structure and function of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids; energy metabolic reactions; the structure, function, kinetics and the mechanism of enzyme action; regulation of enzymatic reactions; structure and function of plasma membrane; the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids; DNA replication and repair; transcription, translation; regulation of gene expression; plant-water relations; photosynthesis; respiration; mineral nutrition; the growth and movement of plants; phytohormones.
Bibliography: Hames B.D., Hooper N.M., Houghton J.D., 2005. Instant notes in biochemistry. BIOS Scientific Publishers; Taiz L., Zeiger E., 2010. Plant Physiology, Sinauer Associates Inc. Publishers; Bielecki K., Demczuk A., Grzyś E., Sacała E., 2001. Exercises in physiology and biochemistry of plants, WAR.
Learning outcomes: Knowledge Student knows the basic types of biochemical reactions, the most important organic compounds found in nature, and their biological functions; distinguishes between basic levels of biological organization and knows the most important biological processes; describes the basic metabolic pathways and selected physiological processes. Skills Student performs basic measurements of physical and chemical values; uses mathematical tools to interpret the results and evaluate their reliability; applies the principle of health and safety in the laboratory; uses basic laboratory techniques in the field of biochemistry; obtains information from literature, databases and other sources; is able to integrate and interpret the collected information; draws conclusions and formulates own opinions. Social competences Student has awareness of the responsibility for the quality of completed tasks and work safety; takes care of laboratory equipment and devices; is able to work independently and in a team taking on various roles; is aware of the shared responsibility for the research tasks performed in the group; accepts the opinions of others and in conflict situations tends to compromise.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Grade obtained at lectures (50%), grade obtained at the laboratory classes (50%)

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