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Biology of Plants is a 1st year core unit for students specialising in plant science, biotechnology, and marine science. In Biology of Plants we introduce you to the origin, diversity, structure and internal processes of plants. In lectures and practical classes, we examine the fine structure of plant cells, the organisation of tissues, structure, development and sexual reproduction in flowering plants. We also examine how plants function (photosynthesis, water relations, nutrition and responses to environmental signals). In practical classes and lectures, we survey the diversity of protists (algae) and land plants (mosses, ferns, conifers and flowering plants), their origins, life-histories and evolutionary trends that have led to the successful colonisation of land.
|Unit name||Biology of Plants|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
School of Biological Sciences
|Discipline||Plant Science|Marine & Antarctic Futures Centre|
Mr PJ Dalton
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Semester||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2015: $1,096.00||2015: $1,957.00||010903|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
3 lectures and 3-hr practical weekly (13 wks), some lectures and/or practicals may be taught as tutorials
3-hr exam (60%), semester work (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
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