- Code BIOL3177
- Unit Value 6 units
The integration of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and cell biology has had an enormous impact on plant science in recent years. This course will present current understanding in several key areas and demonstrate how conceptual and technical advances provide new insights in plant biology and new approaches for crop improvement and agriculture. Two introductory lectures will be given on plant structure and function prior to the major topics, which will include plant growth and development, molecular cell biology, regulation of gene expression, nutrient acquisition, photosynthesis, and disease and defence. Each topic will be presented by a researcher from the Research School of Biology or CSIRO Division of Plant Industry.
BIOL3177 is an advanced course that requires a basic understanding in one, or preferably more, of the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics or plant structure and function.
Honours Pathway Option (HPO)
Entry to this option will be subject to the approval of the course conveners. Students who take this option will be required to present a seminar on a research paper. The seminar will be assessed and will replace the assessment for the tutorial quizzes.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Understand and describe the problems being addressed and the advances achieved in molecular plant science
2. Understand and describe several advanced molecular techniques and how they are being used to achieve advances in molecular plant science
3. Search bibliographic databases to identify papers reporting recent advances in specific areas of molecular plant science and to distill, integrate, evaluate and discuss the important findings of these papers in writing
4. Use a selection of plant-science-related molecular techniques and to present and interpret data generated by these techniques in writing
Assessment will be based on:Tutorial quizzes (seven quizzes, each worth 2.5%) 17.5%
Essay: Review of a research topic 32.5%
Written Examination (end of Semester) 50.0%
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Contact: 36 one-hour lectures and 8 one-hour tutorials. Non-contact: essay - approximately 30 hours.
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|16 Feb 2015
|06 Mar 2015
|31 Mar 2015
|29 May 2015