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BB50256: Plant biotechnology

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 15      [equivalent to 30 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 300
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 25%, EX 50%, OR 25%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 25%)
  • Examination (EX 50%)
  • Presentation (OR 25%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
This unit is aimed at students interested in understanding the contribution of plant biotechnology to agricultural systems and their environmental implications.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit you will be able to:
* Examine the role that biotechnology and recombinant DNA techniques play in the development of novel plants and crop production methods;
* Explore the applications of plant biotechnology in a range of crop production and protection situations;
* Present a research seminar that critically evaluate the socio-economic impact of plant biotechnology to agricultural and natural ecosystems.

Content:
Topics will include techniques and targets of plant genetic modification, applications of plant genetic engineering in crop production and protection, socio-economic impact of plant biotechnology to agricultural systems and natural ecosystems.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB50256 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • RSBB-AFM49 : Integrated PhD Molecular Biosciences (Biotechnology)
  • TSBB-AFM49 : MSc Molecular Biosciences (Biotechnology)

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