Undergraduate Course: The Green Planet 2 (BILG08016)
||School of Biological Sciences
||College of Science and Engineering
||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area
||Other subject area
||Taught in Gaelic?
||The course is an introduction to modern plant biology that emphasises how plant science can be applied to improve crops and other useful plants, and how plants interact with other organisms. It contains a mix of basic plant biology, molecular biology, and whole organism biology. The course also includes an introduction to fungal biology and plant fungi interactions. Topics covered include plant hybridisation and evolution, nitrogen fixation, plant biomass exploitation, plant genetic manipulation, crop evolution and breeding, plant hormones and cell signalling, plant disease resistance. The Green Planet is not an ecology course, but does include significant whole organism content. Students considering further plant science courses are invited to attend a 1-week field course at the end of the summer term.
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Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 13:10 - 13:50|
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 09:00 - 09:50|
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 12:10 - 13:00|
||Week 1, Tuesday, 09:00 - 13:00, Zone: King's Buildings. Daniel Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1 |
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||The Green Planet 2||2:00||pencils / rubbers|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||The Green Planet 2||2:00||pencils and rubbers|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|Increased understanding of biological processes.
Ability to interpret data. General Study skills.
||Laboratory skills, essay writing,data interpretation
||3 lectures and 1 practical per week, plus course reading
||Plant, Rhizobium, fungus, crop, evolution, plant breeding, biomass, plant genomes, disease resistanc
||Dr Justin Goodrich
Tel: (0131 6)50 7032
||Mrs Linda Goodall
Tel: (0131 6)50 5521
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