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PLNT3902 - Plant Growth and Development (Advanced)
Faculty of Agriculture and Environment - 6 credit points
HECS Band two
Domestic Fee: $3,420
International Fee: $4,200
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Agriculture Plant & Food Sciences
Offered session(s): 2
Department permission required for enrolment in the following session(s): 2
Prerequisites: 12 credit points of intermediate PLNT, BIOL, AGCH or CROP units of study including at least one of PLNT2001, PLNT2901, PLNT2003, PLNT2903, BIOL2016, BIOL2916, BIOL2003, BIOL2903, BIOL2006, BIOL2906, CROP2001, AGCH2002 or equivalent. These requirements may be varied and students with lower averages should consult the unit Executive Officer.
Prohibitions: PLNT3002, BIOL3021, BIOL3931
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jan Marc (Executive Officer), Prof Robyn Overall, Prof David Guest, Dr Brian Jones

Classes: 2-3 lec per wk, one 4 hr practical (6 weeks only), one 3 hr presentation of research project in week 13

Assessment: One 2 hr exam (60%), project presentation and report (20%), laboratory quizzes and book (20%).

Textbooks: Taiz L, Zeiger E (2006) Plant Physiology 4th ed. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts Recommended reading: Atwell B, Kriedemann P, Turnbull C (1999) Plants in Action. Macmillan, South Yarra. Buchanan BB, Gruissem W, Jones RL (2000) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, ASPP, Rockville, Maryland A Study Guide for the unit will be available for purchase from the Copy Centre during the first week of semester.
Qualified students will participate in alternative components of PLNT3002 Plant Growth and Development, representing 30% of the total assessment, as follows: the students will be exempt from one standard laboratory report and the standard independent group project. Instead, the students will conduct an advanced independent individual practical or theoretical research project under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. The program includes a formal presentation of the results of the project in verbal and written reports.
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