Organization of plant cells. The biochemistry of important plant processes and metabolic

pathways. Photosynthesis; alkaloids, flavonoids and plant hormones. Biosynthesis of

carotenoid pigments. Biochemistry of plant development. The plant cell wall structure,

formation and growth. Lignin formation. Free amino acids, pyrimidines, purines and

nucleosides in plants. Metabolism of auxins, gibberellins and cytokinins. Synthetic growth

regulators and herbicides. Structure - activity relationship of plant hormones.

Level of Study: 400 Level