Evolution of Caffeine (Student View)

Submitted by molecadmin on Mon, 01/20/2020 - 10:13

Case Overview

Focus: Biology

Why use this case?

      1a. START HERE Read the news paper article and article abstract:

1b. Then watch the short video on Allelopathy shown above: (transcript).

Source: This video was created for Molecular CaseNet. Please do not copy, post, or share it without permission.

Resources to learn more

Question: Why and how do plants make caffeine? Do they all make it the same way?
Biology 2. Getting to Structure: What is Caffeine?;  Why do Plants make Caffeine? and How?
  3. Molecular Exploration: Biosynthesis of Caffeine in Molecular Detail; Evolution of Caffeine Biosynthesis
  4. Assessment: Biological Pest Control