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BIO 609 BIOCHEMISTRY OF PLANT CELL ORGANELLES                                                                              (3L+0P)

Objective
  To impart knowledge about structure and function of plant cell organelles and various signaling pathways.

Theory

UNIT I
  Cell wall - structure, biogenesis and expansion; Cell membrane - structure and functions, membrane trafficking; Cytoskeleton - Microtubules, microfilaments, and intermediate filaments.

UNIT II
  Structure, functions and biogenesis of cell organelles- Endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi Body Complex, Mitochondria, Chloroplast, Ribosome, Lysosome, Peroxisomes, Nucleus (Nuclear envelope with nuclear pore complex, nucleolus, nucleoplasm & chromatin), vacuoles and protein bodies.

UNIT III
  Cell division- mitosis, meiosis; cell cycle and its regulation; Cell senescence and programmed cell death; Organization, expression and manipulation of organellar genomes, and their cross-talk with nuclear genome.

UNIT IV
  Cell-cell and inter-organellar signaling- Role of  plasmodesmata in intercellular transport; intracellular trafficking; signal transduction pathways.

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