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BIO8417 Plant Biotechnology

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Biological & Physical Sciences


Students will be introduced to areas of current research in plant biotechnology and biochemistry. Topics include: plant tissue culture; secondary plant metabolites and their potential uses in biotechnology; environmental regulation of photosynthesis; and
the effects of environmental stimuli on plant development. The importance of cell signalling mechanisms in response to environmental cues and the regulation of gene expression is emphasised. In the laboratory students gain practical experience in the application of tissue culture and gene transfer techniques to plant research.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External