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PLBI302 Plants for the Future

Environmental and biological factors affecting plant performance; breeding technologies and crop improvement; applications of plant molecular biology and genetics in the design of new plants.

This paper is designed for students who are interested in the diverse ways plants shape our lives and environment. The different topics are taught by staff in the Biochemistry and Botany departments who are active in research related to plant biotechnology. This lecture-lab paper emphasises current issues in plant breeding technologies and their applications.

Paper title Plants for the Future
Paper code PLBI302
Subject Plant Biotechnology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,500.00

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Prerequisite
Two 200-level BIOC, BTNY or GENE papers
Schedule C
Science
Learning Outcomes
  • Articulate a broad understanding of contemporary plant biotechnology and related scientific fields
  • Understand the relationship between hypothesis, experiment and data and know how to apply this to attain knowledge
  • Design and execute experiments in plant biology using contemporary biochemical and molecular biological techniques
  • Identify and critically evaluate relevant information
Teaching staff
Professor Julian Eaton-Rye, Dr Lynette Brownfield and Dr Paul Guy
Eligibility
This paper is a requirement for majors in the Plant Biotechnology programme. It is also of interest to students studying Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology.
Contact
plant.biotechnology@otago.ac.nz
Textbooks
This is a new paper in 2016 and text books have not yet been assigned. Information will be updated here as it becomes available.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41

Environmental and biological factors affecting plant performance; breeding technologies and crop improvement; applications of plant molecular biology and genetics in the design of new plants.

This paper is designed for students who are interested in the diverse ways plants shape our lives and environment. The different topics are taught by staff in the Biochemistry and Botany departments who are active in research related to plant biotechnology. This lecture-lab paper emphasises current issues in plant breeding technologies and their applications.

Paper title Plants for the Future
Paper code PLBI302
Subject Plant Biotechnology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
Two 200-level BIOC, BTNY or GENE papers
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
This paper is a requirement for majors in the Plant Biotechnology programme. It is also of interest to students studying Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology.
Contact
plant.biotechnology@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Julian Eaton-Rye, Dr Lynette Brownfield and Dr Paul Guy
Textbooks
No prescribed textbook.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Articulate a broad understanding of contemporary plant biotechnology and related scientific fields
  • Understand the relationship between hypothesis, experiment and data and know how to apply this to attain knowledge
  • Design and execute experiments in plant biology using contemporary biochemical and molecular biological techniques
  • Identify and critically evaluate relevant information

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 08:00-08:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 08:00-08:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41