Overcoming the General Chemistry exam
Written exam followed by an oral interview
The Course of Agricultural Biochemistry aims to provide students with the key to understanding the physical, chemical and biological context in which molecules, reactions and metabolic pathways are framed, which are at the base of the life cycle of plants and animals.
Summary of the fundamental concepts of chemistry and the configuration of carbon bonds. Organic compounds. Aromatic compounds. Alcohols and phenols. The carbonyl compounds. Carboxylic acids and their derivatives. Condensation reactions of carbonyl compounds. The amines. Carbohydrates. Amino acids, peptides and proteins. Lipids. Biological membranes. Bioenergetics: Thermodynamic elements applied to biochemical reactions. Enzymatic catalysis. Photosynthesis and carbon organization. Respiration and carbohydrate metabolism. The metabolism of nitrogen compounds. Chemical and biological processes in the rhizosphere.
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
Lectures, laboratory exercises and seminars