PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY THEORY
Credit points: 15
This subject covers the latest developments in biotechnology and molecular biology with a strong focus on plants, including specific applications, issues and limitations. Topics include the general principles and techniques commonly used to study, explore and genetically modify plants and their pathogens at the molecular level, approaches to investigate gene function by technologies such as microarrays, RNA seq, or large-scale genome-wide mutation experiments, and analysis of specific processes in plants such as control of flowering. Specific case-studies are used to illustrate how these technologies are being applied to current problems, including pest and pathogen resistance, and increasing pressure on food production. Guest lectures by members of governmental and private sector research and technology organisations are a stand-out feature of the subject and provide a unique opportunity for students to get a wider view of potential career options.
Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Gendall
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
PrerequisitesBCH2IBM OR MIC2MI OR BOT2ILP OR BCH2MBC OR MIC2MMV OR GEN2EGE OR AGR2BAA OR GEN2MHG
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Gendall
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Final Exam (3000 words) 3 hour (writing time) short answer exam assessing content and concepts covered in lectures.
|Central exam||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO2|
Essay draft (250 words). Draft essay on current topic relevant to (plant) biotechnology.
|Other||Individual||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
Weekly quizzes/in-class activities or worksheets (equiv. to 500 words total). Ongoing assessment in the form of online quizzes and/or in-lecture activities covering the relevant lecture content.
Essay (750 words). Draft essay on current topic relevant to (plant) biotechnology.
|Other||Individual||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|