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N Use By Plants
Nitrate Assimilation
Ammonia Assimilation
Glu, Gln, Asn, Gly, Ser
Asp, Ala, GABA
Val, Leu, Ileu, Thr, Lys
Pro, Arg, Orn
Non-protein AAs
Sulfate Assimilation
Cys, Met, AdoMet, ACC
His, Phe, Tyr, Tryp
Secondary Products
Onium Compounds
HORT640 - Metabolic Plant Physiology

Fall Semester, MWF 1.30 PM, Room HLA 210

Instructor: David Rhodes (Office, Room HLA 114)

This 15 week course is a 3 credit, graduate level course consisting of 3 parts. Part A is taught by Natalia Dudareva, Part B is taught by Nick Carpita, and Part C is taught by David Rhodes. Part A primarily covers plant carbon metabolism (photosynthesis, respiration, lipid biosynthesis). Part B primarily covers cell wall biosynthesis, cellulose and sugar metabolism. Part C takes an in-depth look at the regulation of nitrogen (N) and sulfur (S) metabolism in plants, and the interfaces between nitrogen, sulfur and carbon metabolism, and between primary and secondary metabolism.

This web page provides course notes discussing key aspects of plant N and S assimilation pathways and their control, and provides a comprehensive list of references. These resources are primarily intended as additional resources for Part C of the course. The HORT640 page provides convenient links to the "PubMed", "Scirus", "ISI Web of Knowledge" and "Google" search engines to facilitate searches for additional references and other www resources. The HORT640 page also provides extensive links to ligand, enzyme, metabolic pathway and gene databases where enzyme reactions, biochemical maps, substrate and product structures, and the latest protein and gene sequence data for specified enzymes can be obtained. Because of the extensive literature in this subject area, independent reading is expected. Beginning in Fall 2003, the following book is required for the course:

Click on the "Notes" button, below, to launch a window that will allow you to make notes that can be saved and reviewed in subsequent sessions. Click on the "Calcul" button, below, to launch a separate calculator window. Click on the "AtPath" button to search Arabidopsis thaliana metabolic pathways. Click on the "PubMed", "Scirus" or "ISIWoK" buttons to search for literature on plant N, S and secondary metabolism.

www www.hort.purdue.edu
David Rhodes
Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
Horticulture Building
625 Agriculture Mall Drive
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010
Last Update: 10/01/09