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PP 507 PHOTOSYNTHESIS                                                                                  (2L+0P) I

Objective
  To impart knowledge about physiological and molecular aspects of photosynthesis in plants.

Theory

UNIT I
  Historical perspective, primary processes in plant photosynthesis, energy transfer, fluorescence, biogenesis and molecular genetics of chloroplast, chloroplast structure and function, chlorophyll biosynthesis

UNIT II
  Pigment protein complexes, photosynthetic electron transport, ATP synthesis, oxygen evolution

UNIT III
  Carbon fixation, evidences for carbon fixation cycles, metabolism of carbon compounds, photo- regulation of enzymes of carbon fixation, crassulacean acid metabolism,

UNIT IV
  Photorespiration and RuBP carboxylase/oxygenase,

UNIT V
  Environmental regulation of photosynthesis, genetics and evolution of  photosynthesis, photosynthesis and crop productivity, conceptual approaches of expressing C4 photosynthesis genes in C3 spp., biotechnological approaches for improving photosynthetic rate, carbon isotope discrimination concept.

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