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SLE203 - Plant Biology

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SBB203

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Maria Gibson

Prerequisite:

One of SLE103, SLE111, SLE132 or SLE151

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour class per week, 6 x 3 hour practicals per trimester

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

Plant diversity in an Australian context is examined with emphasis on plant structure and function, growth and development, ecophysiology, floral structure and identification, taxonomy and nutrition.  Ecophysiology is examined in terms of adaptations to environment in the context of Climate Change.  The fungi, lichens and benthic marine macroalgae also are examined.  Ethnobotany forms a module within the unit.

Assessment

Practical work (assignment 1 - 10%, assignment 2 - 20%) 30%, practical test 30%, theory (2 x in-class tests (20% each) 40%

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