Mastery of the basic concepts of mathematics, physics, chemistry
The Agricultural Biochemistry Course aims to provide students with the key to understand the physical, chemical and biological context in which the molecules, reactions and metabolic pathways underlying the life cycle of plants and animals are framed.
Synthesis of the fundamental concepts of chemistry and of the configuration of carbon bonds. Organic compounds. Aromatic compounds. Alcohols and phenols. Carbonyl compounds. Carboxylic acids and their derivatives. Condensation reactions of carbonyl compounds. The amines. Carbohydrates. Amino acids, peptides and proteins. Lipids. The biological membranes. Bioenergetics: Elements of thermodynamics applied to biochemical reactions. The 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