|| RS12310 |
|| NUTRIENT PATHWAYS IN AGRICULTURE |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Dr Neil Beck |
|| Semester 1 |
|| A/AS level Biological Science subject or an appropriate equivalent |
|| BS10910 |
|| Continuous assessment || || 50% |
|| Exam || 1.5 Hours || 50% |
On completion of this module students will be able to:
describe the biosynthesis of organic macromolecules and their importance in living organisms;
understand the biochemical aspects of growth, excretion and energy generation in animals;
Aims of the module
This module aims to provide the student with a basic understanding of the structure, function, and biosynthesis of the major organic constituents of living organisms, and the processes of growth, excretion and energy generation in animals.
Syllabus / Curriculum design
This module will be presented as a lecture course with four practical sessions to complement and highlight parts of the lecture material. A visit to the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research will give students an awareness of the practical applications of biochemical and microbial techniques.
Content: Description of molecules; Biosynthesis; Enzymes; Excretion; Energy; Growth.
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Sutton, Swindells and Rocket. (2000)
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Gibson, Harris and Roach. (2001)
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Life chemistry and molecular biology.
Carr M and Cordell B.
Biochemistry - Biology Advanced Studies.