University of Vermont

2007-08 Online Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Agricultural Biochemistry (AGBI)

AGBI 201 - General Biochemistry
Broad coverage of biochemistry including principles of analytical biochemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 042 or CHEM 141 Three hours and one lab hour as AGBI 202.
Credits: 3.00
AGBI 202 - General Biochemistry Lab
Introduction to techniques and equipment used for the isolation and quantitative analysis of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates and DNA enzymes in biological materials. Prerequisites: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in AGBI 201.
Credits: 1.00
AGBI 210 - Quantitative Biochemistry
Physical principles of biochemical methods and theory with strong emphasis on problem solving and data analysis. Prerequisites: AGBI 201.
Credits: 3.00
AGBI 220 - Molecular Biology
Structure and biological function of nucleic acids, proteins, and enzymes. Emphasis on optical, electrophoretic, and ultracentrifigual methods. Prerequisites: AGBI 201 and AGBI 202 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
AGBI 221 - Molecular Biology Lab
Laboratory practice in protein characterization by disc electrophoresis and isoelectric focusing. DNA separation and characterization by agarose gel electrophoresis, restriction digests, polymerase chain reaction, and Southern blots. Prerequisites: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in AGBI 220.
Credits: 1.00
AGBI 230 - Advanced Biochemistry
Study of metabolic cycles emphasizing research methods involving radioisotopes and chromatography. Prerequisites: AGBI 201 and AGBI 202 or AGBI 220 and AGBI 221 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
AGBI 231 - Advanced Biochemistry Lab
Laboratory experimentation emphasizing chromatography. Introduction to modern GLC and HPLC techniques, protein secondary structures, and enzyme isolation, purification, and characterization. Prerequisites: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in AGBI 230.
Credits: 1.00
AGBI 250 - Plant Biochemistry
Study of specific biochemical principles unique to plants concentrating on the biochemistry of plant cell walls, photosynthesis, and secondary metabolites. Prerequisites: AGBI 201. Alternate years, 2001-02.
Credits: 2.00
AGBI 295 - Special Topics
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
AGBI 381 - Biochemistry Seminar
A topical seminar with discussion of assigned and collateral reading. Required of graduate students.
Credits: 1.00
AGBI 382 - Biochemistry Seminar
A topical seminar with discussion of assigned and collateral reading. Required of graduate students.
Credits: 1.00
AGBI 383 - Biochemistry Seminar
A topical seminar with discussion of assigned and collateral reading. Required of graduate students.
Credits: 1.00
AGBI 384 - Biochemistry Seminar
A topical seminar with discussion of assigned and collateral reading. Required of graduate students.
Credits: 1.00
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