Dec 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue

BI 325 - Ecological Biochemistry


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Credit Hours: 4

This course explores biochemical and physiological mechanisms mediating ecological interactions between organisms. Topics will include an ecological analysis of predation, competition, and mutualism between plants, microbes, and insects and the underlying carbon metabolism pathways that mediate these interactions. Class lectures prepare students for discussions of primary literature, and a student-lead original research experiment will introduce students to current biochemical and physiological tools to study ecological biochemistry, culminating in an original research report. Prerequisite(s): BI 101  and BI 102 , or BI 111 , BI 112 , and BI 113 .