Postgraduate Course: Plant Genome Diversity (PLSC11004)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Plant Genome Diversity gives an overview of methodology for studying plant genomes.
Plant Genome Diversity gives an overview of methodology for studying plant genomes. It also considers the drivers and mechanism of variation in genome structure and size across green plants and the consequences of this variation. It comprises lectures, wet labs in cytology and DNA extraction and a workshop on proposal writing.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 3 (Sem 2)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 14,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 18,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Research proposal (1,000 words) (100%)
||A tutorial will provide training in writing in grant proposal format, followed by a workshop where they work on their ideas with peer and staff input.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the drivers of plant genome diversity and discuss the underlying mechanisms.
- Explain the potential consequences of plant genome diversity and assess critically the experimental evidence for each.
- Evaluate the findings of a cytological study of a plant genus and assess it in the context of wider knowledge about the genus and genome evolution.
- Apply theoretical knowledge and practical experience to propose a work-flow for analysis of plant genome sequences and prepare it in the format of a research grant proposal.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Catherine Kidner
Tel: (0131 6)51 3316
|Course secretary||Mrs Claire Black
Tel: (0131 6)50 8637