Students should have passed the General Chemistry course
Written text and oral exam
The Agricultural Biochemistry course is intended to provide students with a key for the understanding of the physical, chemical and biological context in which molecules, reactions and metabolic pathway that govern the life cycle of plants and animals, exist and take place.
Fundamentals of chemistry and carbon bonds configuration. Organic compounds. Aromatic compounds. Alcohols and phenols. Carbonylic compounds. Carboxylic acids and derivatives. Condensation reactions of carbonylic compounds. Amines. Carbohydrates. Amino acids, peptides and proteins. Lipids. The biological membranes Bioenergetics: elements of thermodynamics and biochemical reactions. Enzyme catalysis: mechanism of enzyme catalysis. Enzyme catalysis. Photosynthesis and C fixation. Respiration and carbohydrates metabolism. Metabolism of nitrogenous compounds.
Chimica Organica W. Brown, T. Poon. EdiSES
Scarponi L.: Biochimica Agraria, 2003, Patron, Bologna.
I principi di biochimica di Lehninger. Sesta edizione. David L Nelson, Michael M Cox. Zanichelli
Traditional academic teaching, laboratory exercitation, tutorials and seminars