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Plant Responses to the Environment (6 points)


Leader: Dr John Beardall

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: How plants respond to their environment, from molecular changes in gene expression to effects on communities. Plant development and responses to environmental stresses such as drought, temperature and salinisation, and global climate change. Manipulation of plant performance by means of genetic engineering and the ethical issues involved.

Assessment: Examination (2.5 hours): 60% + Practical work: 40%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and the equivalent of 3 hours laboratory work per week

Prerequisites: BIO1011 and BIO1022 or BIO1042 + Recommended: BOT2041 or BIO2181

Prohibitions: BIO3082

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