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CPSC 424
NRES 424
PLBIO 424.
Plant Biochemistry with Dr. Don Briskin

Graduate level course in plant intermediary metabolism as related to plant cell structure and function. Topics to be covered will include: bioenergetics, cell walls, membranes, respiration, photosynthesis, photorespiration, carbon metabolism, nitrogen metabolism, sulfur metabolism, lipid metabolism, plant hormones and signalling circuits, and secondary products.

Lea, Leegood
Plant Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2nd ed.
J. Wiley & Sons, 1997

Plant Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2nd ed.
Oxford University Press, 1999

Additional Texts:
Buchanan, Gruissem, Jones
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants.
ASPP (now ASPB), Rockville, MD, 2000

IB475. Plant Metabolomics

Metabolite profiling is a high-throughput tool of increasing relevance. Metabolite detection, identification and quantification record a vast range of compounds resulting from protein activity in metabolic pathways. The course will provide an introduction to plant metabolomics, technologies, techniques, case studies and the tools that allow for placing data into a metabolic context through lectures, discussions. Students will also visit the UIUC Metabolomics Center to observe data collection and analysis. Grades will be determined through homework, discussions and a presentation that analyzes selected recent literature in metabolomics.

IB496. ROS Seminar

H.J. Bohnet & S.C. Huber
Wednesdays 4-5 PM
138 ERML

A one-hour discussion group & interactive seminar focusing on the roles of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as regulatory molecules involved in plant growth and development, as well as plant responses to a wide range of environmental factors.

During the first half of the semester, students will analyze and discuss relevant current literature and, in the second half, student-led discussions will dominate.

The class will consider how modern approaches are being used to address the role of ROS in disciplines ranging from ecophysiology to molecular physiology and genetics.

IB 496A. Plant Biotic Interactions

During their life, plants deal with various organisms including viruses, microbes, nematodes, insects, herbivores, and other plants. These interactions can have a range of effects at many levels of organization. In this one-hour discussion group we will broadly consider this topic in terms of current literature survey and the application of modern methods of analysis. In the second half of the semester, students will lead a presentation and discussion on a relevant topic of their choosing. The semester is designed to accompany the four modular "-omics" courses* that will be offered all in the same semester starting in the fall of 2008. In the three semesters in which these modular courses are not fiven, we will offer this one-hour seminar.

*The modular courses are: Genomics (IB 472), Plant Molecular/Cell Biology (IB 473), Proteomics (IB 474), and Metabolomics (IB 475). Each course is a half-semester, one-credit hour course.

CPSC 295
PLBIO 290.
Undergraduate Research, Senior Thesis, and Individual Topics
I am a strong advocate for all students interested in plants to join laboratories that conduct physiological (biochemical) molecular genetic/genetic studies and laboratories with a more holistic, integrative outlook. Only by comparison can educated choices be made.

CPSC 499
PLBIO 499.
Thesis Research

  Contact Information:
192 ERML
1201 W. Gregory Drive
Plant Biology / Crop Sciences Departments
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Tel: 217-265-5475

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28 September 2007