Plant Functional Biology and Biotechnology
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
One of BIOL 112, BIOL 113, BIOL 123, BTNY 111, CELS 191, HUBS 191, HUBS 192, ECOL 111 and 18 further points from Science Schedule C
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
The key cellular processes that facilitate plant growth and development; how these processes are regulated by the environment; how plants respond to stressful conditions; applications in conventional plant breeding, biotechnology and food production.
In this paper we investigate the key cellular processes that facilitate plant growth and development and how these processes are regulated and can be manipulated by scientists. How an understanding of these processes can enable plant biotechnologists, plant breeders, botanists and food scientists to satisfy sustainably the increasing global demand for crops, food and fuels is discussed throughout the paper. The techniques investigated include traditional plant breeding, plant tissue and cell culture, genetic manipulation and post-harvest biology. A combination of lectures, tutorials, formal laboratory experiments and mini-projects are used to provide students with both theory and hands-on practical experience.
- Section I: The Development of Higher Plants: theory and biotechnological applications
- Section II: Plant Cell Biology and Biotechnology
- Section III: Plants Responses to Stress
Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the central concepts, theories, and current areas of debate.
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