Prerequisites: BIOL1020 & CHEM2030 or CHEM2070 or equivalent (Note that one quarter of ORGANIC CHEMISTRY is a prerequisite for BIOL6130). For those students who do not have strong backgrounds in chemistry it is recommended that you review some principles of chemistry for biologists. You can do this by reading the chapter on the chemistry of life from any introductory biology text, or by clicking below (Note that this is the lecture notes for Unit 2 on the Chemistry of life that are used in BIOL1020).
Chemistry of life notes
Instructor: Dr. Robert Locy
Office: 328 Life Sciences Building
Lab: 333 Life Sciences Building
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Anytime by appointment
Course Objectives: BIOL6130 is an advanced survey course dealing with a variety of physiological processes occurring in plants. For most students this course will serve as background for other more advanced plant science courses. Thus, the following specific objectives are intended to prepare the student for such work:
1. To understand plant structures in the context of physiological function plants.
2. To understand plant water relations, i.e. how plants acquire, utilize, and regulate the flow of
water between plant and environment.
3. To understand the mineral nutrients plants require, and how they are obtained, metabolized,
4. To understand the physiological details of photosynthesis and respiration, and how they are
organized and regulated in plants.
5. To understand plant growth and development, and its regulation by hormones and the
Course Text: Plant Physiology, 2nd Edition by Taiz and Zeiger. Wadsworth Publishing Co.
Home Page Address for Course: http://www.auburn.edu/~locyrob/
|DATE||SUBJECT MATTER||READING ASSIGNMENT|
|Wk 1||Introduction-Plant Cells - Ultrastructure and Anatomy||Syllabus/Chapter 1|
|Wk 2||Water Relations, Osmosis, and Water movement, Transpiration, Stomatal Behavior||Chapter 3/4|
|2 Sept||Labor Day Holiday|
|Wk 3||Mineral nutrition/Absorption of minerals/Assimilation of nitrogen and sulfur||Chapter 2, 5, 6, & 12|
|Wk 4||Photosynthesis - Light reactions||Chapter 7|
|Wk 5||The Calvin Cycle||Chapter 8|
|Wk 6||Photorespiration/Photosynthesis - Environmental/agricultural aspects||Chapter 9|
|Wk 7||C4 and CAM Metabolism||Chapter 8|
|8 Oct||Midterm Exam|
|Wk 8||Carbohydrate synthesis, Translocation||Chapter 8|
|Wk 9||Respiration - TCA Cycle||Chapter 11|
|Wk 10||Respiration - Electron Transport||Chapter 11|
|Wk 11||Growth and development||Chapter 1|
|Wk 12||Hormones - Auxin, gibberellin, Cytokinin||Chapter 19, 20, & 21|
|Wk 13||Other Hormones, Phytochrome, Blue Light||Chapter 17 & 18|
|Wk 14||Hormones - ABA & Ethylene||Chapter 22 & 23|
|Wk 15||Environmental stress physiology||Chapter 25|
|Final Exam - 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wed. Dec 11, 2002|
There will be two, examinations during the course. Each of these will count 100 points towards the final grade. The Final Exam will not be comprehensive.
Grade Points Earned
A 180 - 200
B 160 - 180
C 140 - 160
D 120 - 140
F < 120
THERE WILL BE NO CURVE, what you earn is what you get!