BIOCHEMISTRY OF PLANT SECONDARY METABOLISM

BIO/10 - 8 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

IGNAZIO ALBERTO BARBAGALLO
Email: ignazio.barbagallo@unict.it
Office: edificio 2, piano secondo, Cittadella Universitaria, Via Santa Sofia 64, Catania
Phone: 0957384081
Office Hours: LUN-MER-VEN dalle 10.00 alle 12


Learning Objectives

To provide knowledge about the secondary metabolism in plants and its importance in the physiological regulation. Providing specific knowledge in biochemistry applied to the study of plant response to hormones, biotic and abiotic stresses. Provide knowledge on the possible pharmacological use of secondary metabolites.


Course Structure

Traditional lecture



Detailed Course Content

Control of Primary Metabolism in Plants

Plant Hormone Signaling

Light and Plant Development

Molecular Aspects of Plant Disease Resistance

Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism

phenolic compounds

terpenes

alkaloids

Biotic stress

Abiotic stress



Textbook Information

Buchanan B.B., Gruissem W e Jones R.L - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, 2nd Edition - Wiley

Maffei – Biochimica vegetali – Piccin




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