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.