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Plant Science (BIOL3043)

This unit explores major concepts, discoveries and controversies in the plant sciences. Lectures will examine the mechanisms plants employ to adapt and acclimate to the environment. Major topics include growth and development, acquisition of resources such as light and nutrients, perception and response to signals, and interactions of plants with other organisms. Emphasis will be placed on integration of plant responses from molecular through to whole plant scales. There is a focus on recent research that has been critical in enhancing our current understanding of plant biology. Lectures are augmented by experimental work. This unit of study complements other Senior units of study in the Plant Science Major and is essential for those seeking a career in plant biology.

Classes
Two lectures and one 4-hour practical per week.

Assessment
Practical report (25%), lab notebook (10%), group presentation (15%), one 2-hour exam (50%).

Pre-requisites

[12cp of BIOL2XXX] OR [6cp from BIOL2XXX and (MBLG2X72 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]

Prohibitions

BIOL3943 or PLNT3001 or PLNT3901 or PLNT3002 or PLNT3902

Details

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Census dates shows the latest date to cancel out of a unit*
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Charles Warren
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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