Agricultural Biochemistry (2006/2007)

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Course code
4S00301
Name of lecturer
Zeno Varanini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
AGR/13 - AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
1st semester lesson dal Oct 9, 2006 al Jan 31, 2007.

Lesson timetable

1st semester lesson
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Ferrarini (Lebrecht)  
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall Ferrarini (Lebrecht)  

Learning outcomes

Aim of the course is to give to the students the bases necessary for the understanding of chemical transformations that matter undergo inside living organisms putting them in relation with qualitative and quantitative aspects of agricultural production with particular emphasis on viticulture and enology. The goal will pursued by describing the structure and the functions of biomolecules and the properties of the enzymes. Membranes transport phenomena and main metabolic cycles including nitrogen and sulfur assimilation will also be presented.

Syllabus

Contents:
Structure and functions of biomolecules: amino acids and proteins, carbohydrates, lipids. Enzymes: kinetic, inhibition, regulation. Notes on cellular energetics. Membranes: functions, transport systems, characteristics of membrane proteins. Oxidation of sugars, ADP phopsphorilation. Notes on β-oxitdation of fatty acids and glioxylate cicle. Penthose phosphate cycle. Photosyntesis in C3 plants. Nitrogen and sulfur assimilation.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

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