DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
PP 507 PHOTOSYNTHESIS (2L+0P) I
To impart knowledge about physiological and molecular aspects of photosynthesis in plants.
Historical perspective, primary processes in plant photosynthesis, energy transfer, fluorescence, biogenesis and molecular genetics of chloroplast, chloroplast structure and function, chlorophyll biosynthesis
Pigment protein complexes, photosynthetic electron transport, ATP synthesis, oxygen evolution
Carbon fixation, evidences for carbon fixation cycles, metabolism of carbon compounds, photo- regulation of enzymes of carbon fixation, crassulacean acid metabolism,
Photorespiration and RuBP carboxylase/oxygenase,
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.