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Study Plant Biotechnology at Otago

Understanding plant form and function.

This multidisciplinary course encompasses plant physiology, plant biochemistry and plant molecular biology. It brings together the expertise of plant scientists in the Botany and Biochemistry departments and aims to produce graduates with a knowledge of the structure and function of the whole plant and the ability to apply modern molecular and biochemical techniques to the manipulation of plants of agronomic importance.

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Plant Biotechnology as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BCom, BEntr, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree


BIOL 123 Plants: How They Shape the World, or PTWY 132* Introduction to Plant Life



BTNY 201 Plant Functional Biology and Biotechnology

Two 200-level BIOC, BTNY or GENE papers




PLBI 301 Applied Plant Science, or PLBI 302 Plants for the Future



* PTWY 132 is only available to students enrolled in the Diploma in Science.

Total 90

PLBI papers

Paper Code Year Title Points Teaching period
PLBI301 2024 Applied Plant Science 18 Semester 1
PLBI302 2024 Plants for the Future 18 Semester 2
PLBI351 2024 Research Perspectives in Plant Biotechnology 18 Not offered in 2024
PLBI401 2024 Frontiers in Plant Biotechnology 20 Full Year
PLBI480 2024 Research Project 40 Full Year
PLBI490 2024 Dissertation 60 Full Year
PLBI495 2024 Master's Thesis Preparation 40 Full Year

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