THE KING'S UNIVERSITY
||Chemistry of Ecological Relationships|
|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:
||Dr. Hank Bestman|
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:
||credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 1.5 - hrs lab 0)|
||An introduction to the chemical basis and mechanisms
fundamental to the interaction between organisms. Topics
included are: plant biochemical adaptation to the environment,
chemistry of pollination, plant toxins, hormonal interactions
between plants and animals, chemical basis for insect feeding
preferences and vertebrate feeding preferences, animal
pheromones, and chemical interactions between plants.|
This course does not meet the natural science (with lab) breadth requirement.
Prerequisites: CHEM 351, BIOL 330
||Agosta, W. 1996. Bombardier Beetles and Fever Trees. A Close-up Look at Chemical Warfare and Signals in
Animals and Plants. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, New York.224 pages.
Agosta, W. 1992. Chemical Communication: The Language of Pheromones. W.H. Freeman, New York.
Dey, P.M. and J.B. Harborne (Ed.) 1997. Plant Biochemistry. Academic Press, New York. 554 pages.
Eisner, T. and J. Meinwald (Ed.) 1995. Chemical Ecology: The Chemistry of Biotic Interaction. National
Academy Press, Washington D.C. 214 pages.
Inderjit, K.M.M. Dakshine, and F.E. Einhellig. 1995. Allelopathy: organisms, processes, and applications.
American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.
Lambers, H., F.S. Chapin III, and T.L. Pons. 1998. Plant Physiological Ecology. Springer-Verlag, New
York. 540 pages
Schultz, Jack C. and I. Raskin (Ed.) 1993. Plant signals in interactions with other organisms. Current
Topics in Plant Physiology: An American Society of Plant Physiologist Series, Volume 11. 271
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:||
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult
the course instructor for up to date details.