81.409 Photobiology

Photobiology

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36853
Status Active

Biological process involving light in plants and animals. Topics include mechanisms of light absorption, energy transduction, light reactions in photosynthesis, functions of color in flowering plants, visual systems and structural and pigment coloration in animals, pigmentation in animals affecting camouflage and reproductive strategies. In addition, the genetics involved in responses to light such as photoperiods, cicardian rhythms, and seasonal cycles will be covered.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 81.419 Biochemistry.