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COURSE NAME: Plant Biology
COURSE CODE: BIO 223
PROGRAM: B.Sc. Biotechnology
SEMESTER: Three
CREDITS: Four

Syllabus

PART1: PLANT STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT

Structural organization and function of plant cell, Growth and Division of The Cell, Morphogenesis and organogenesis in plants, Programmed cell death, aging and senescence

PART2: PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

Photosynthesis, Respiration and photorespiration, Nitrogen metabolism, Plant hormones, Sensory photobiology, Solute transport and photoassimilate translocation, Stress physiology

PART3: EVOLUTION AND CLASSIFICATION OF PLANTS

Principles and methods of taxonomy, Outline classification of plants, Concepts of species and hierarchical taxa, biological nomenclature, classical and quantitative methods of taxonomy of plants

PART4: SECONDARY METABOLITES

 Classification, isolation, characterization, Biosynthetic pathway of secondary metabolites, tracer techniques

PART5: CHEMICAL ECOLOGY: SEMIO-CHEMICALS

PART6: AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

 Biopesticides, integrated pest control, sericulture, biofertilizers, Bio-communication, bioremediation, bio-catalysis

PART7: FEED STOCK CHEMICALS, DESIGNER CHEMICALS, PHYTOMEDICINE

 

Text Books

  1. Plant Biology. Allison Smith et al. Garland Science, 2010.  
  2. Botany: An Introduction To Plant Biology, James D. Mauseth
  3. Organic Chemistry- Finar Natural Product Chemistry at a Glance  by  S P Stanforth
     

References

  1. Plant Biochemistry -Hans-Walter Heldt in cooperation with Fiona Heldt
  2. Plant Physiology - Taiz Zeiger
  3. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants. Bob Buchanan, Wilhelm Gruissem, Russell Jones. John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
  4. Phytochemical Methods A Guide to Modern Techniques of Plant Analysis by JB Harborne. Springer, 1998.
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