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SLE703 - Agricultural Biotechnology

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

David Cahill





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week and consultations.


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.


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

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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