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Unit details

SLE703 - Agricultural Biotechnology

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SBB703

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

David Cahill

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week and industry visits

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

This advanced unit embraces advanced topics in plant and animal biotechnology as it relates to agriculture and includes topics such as genomes and genome organisation, the regulation of gene expression, plant and animal cell and tissue culture methodologies, gene transformation techniques, the application of transgenic technology for crop and livestock improvement (including the production of transgenic plants resistant to abiotic and biotic stresses and with enhanced nutritional value) and the use of transgenic plants as bioreactors for the production of novel proteins in medicine and industry and including the production of mammalian cell-lines and monoclonal antibodies. Other topics include the use and development of vaccines and their commercialisation, new vaccine technologies, global challenges in immunisation, mammalian cloning, stem cells and xenotransplantation.

Assessment

Project reports 20%, poster and seminar presentation 20%, examination 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3487$3661

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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