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KEMI6413 Chemotaxonomy & Chemical Ecology of Plants 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Department of Chemistry

Learning outcomes

After the course the student knows how secondary metabolites can be detected from different plant species in spring and autumn by both simple and sophisticated chemical methods. He/she knows how this information can be used to explain taxonomic differences between the species, or species’ ability to form defence against insect herbivores or to participate in attractive fall coloration of plants. In addition, the student is able to identify tens of Finnish plant species by their morphological characteristics and gets hands-on knowledge of their most significant groups of secondary metabolites.

Teacher responsible

Juha-Pekka Salminen


5-Apr-2017 – 14-Dec-2018


Numeric 0-5.

Further information

From Spring 2017 period IV to Autumn 2018 period II

Course can have a maximum of 16 students. Registration by 31.3. in Nettiopsu or by e-mail (j-p.salminen@utu.fi).

Course schedule is flexible and will be agreed with the particating students separately for spring and autumn sections.

Lectures: First lecture on Wednesday 5th of April 8-10 in SEM1, Arcanum 2nd floor.
Last lectures that include students' PowerPoint reports are held in October-November.

Lab practicals: The exact schedule for the lab practicals and excursions will be agreed separately.