This module will cover the following areas:
* Principles of metabolic regulation: Allostery, cooperativity, phosphorylation, and hormonal control. Metabolic regulation in response to cellular energy status. Transcriptional regulation.
* Plant metabolism: Photosynthesis and carbon fixation.
* Microbial metabolism: Nitrogen metabolism, stress responses, metals, and secondary metabolites.
* Metabolism in biotechnology: Manipulating microbial metabolism for the production of useful compounds. Manipulating mammalian cell metabolism in biotechnology.
Total Contact Hours: 24
Total Private Study Hours: 126
Total Study Hours: 150
Method of assessment
• Practical report (2,000 words) – 30%
• Examination (2 Hours) – 70%
* Garrett R.H. (2017). Biochemistry (Sixth Edition). Boston, MS: Cenage Learning.
* Nelson D.L., Cox, M.M., and Lehninger A.L. (2017). Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry. (Seventh Edition). New York: W.H. Freeman.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
1. Understand key modes of metabolic regulation.
2. Understand key elements of plant and microbial metabolism that are distinct from human metabolism covered elsewhere.
3. Understand the importance of metabolic processes in biotechnological applications.
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Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
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