SLE703 - Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioinformatics


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

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. Topics covered include genomes and genome organisation, the regulation of gene expression, plant and animal cell and tissue culture, 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. There is emphasis in this unit on modern and cutting edge approaches to molecular biology and biotechnology including high throughput sequencing, gene editing technologies and the application of bioinformatics.

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