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Biotechnology and plant genetics (6 points)


Leader: Professor J Hamill

Clayton First semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton First semester 2004 (OCL)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit provides a comprehensive account of the basic biology of plants and plant development. It will cover genome sequencing and genetic transfer procedures, the improvement of agricultural productivity by using disease and virus resistant plants and stress tolerant plants. Modification of plant nutritional components from a human health perspective and plants as a source of biologically active chemicals and therapeutic proteins will be covered along with new insight into plant forestry, development of sustainable agriculture and phytoremediation of impoverished habitats. Intellectual property arrangements relating to genetically modified plants and plant products will be presented.

Assessment: Written assignments:90% + Multiple choice questions:10%

Contact Hours: 12 weeks

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