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KPZ101 Biological Principles

Has the same objectives as KPZ160, except that it includes only (a), (b), (c) (d) and (f).

Special Notes students enrolled in both KPA100 Botany 1 and KZA101 Zoology 1 and students intending to proceed to second year in Botany or Zoology are strongly advised to take KPZ160

teaching staff Dr L Barmuta, Prof IC Murfet (Coordinator), Assoc Prof AMM Richardson, Assoc Prof RWG White
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.33% (3pts)]
teaching pattern full year - 46 lectures
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 2.5-hour theory exam at end of sem 2 (80%), semester work (20%)
required texts, etc
Campbell NA, Biology, 3rd edn, Benjamin/Cummings, 1994.
Pechenik JA, A Short Guide to Writing About Biology, 2nd edn, Harper Collins College Publishers, 1993.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Science (S3G) - main schedule of units






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KPZ160 Concepts of Biology

Covers basic principles common to all life science disciplines: (a) Cell Biology - cell structure, organelles, mitosis, meiosis, cell chemistry, membranes, osmosis, enzymes, thermodynamics, respiration, differentiation, immune system; (b) Genetics - variation, Mendel's Laws, probability, Chi-squared, gene interaction, linkage, sex determination, quantitative systems, genotype environment interaction, penetrance, phenocopy, DNA, transcription, translation, transformation, mutation, regulation of gene expression, recombinant DNA techniques, cloning; (c) Evolution - historical development, breeding systems, Hardy Weinberg equilibrium, gene flow, mutation, drift, selection, polymorphism, genetic clines, species and speciation, evolution of polyploid crop species; (d) Ecology - an introduction, ecosystems, communities, populations, energy flow, primary and secondary production, decomposition, food chains, biogeochemical cycles, static and dynamic properties of populations, interactions between populations, regulation of numbers, niche concept, succession and climatic climax concept; (e) Managed Ecosystems - limiting factors, pests, control mechanisms, shifting cultivation in lowland tropics, irrigated systems (rice), tropical forest crops, temperate forest management, mixed farming, intensive production, orchard and vine crops, aquaculture; and (f) Quantitative Methods - inference in biology, framing and testing hypotheses, elements of experimental design, use and misuse of statistics in biology.

Special Notes KPZ160 is a prerequisite for second year courses in Agriculture, Biochemistry, Botany, Microbiology and Zoology. It covers basic principles common to all life science disciplines

teaching staff Dr L Barmuta, Dr NJ Mendham, Prof IC Murfet (Coordinator), Assoc Prof AMM Richardson, Assoc Prof RWG White
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern full year - 56 lectures (2 a week), 18x3-hour practicals
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 3-hour theory exam at end of sem 2 (75%), semester work (25%)
required texts, etc
Campbell NA, Biology, 3rd edn, Benjamin/Cummings, 1994.
Pechenik JA, A Short Guide to Writing About Biology, 2nd edn, Harper Collins College Publishers, 1993.
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Agricultural Science (S3A)
Bachelor of Science specimen course - Biochemistry, Microbiology (S3G)
Bachelor of Science specimen course - Forest Ecology (S3G)
Bachelor of Science specimen course - Marine, Freshwater & Antarctic Biology (S3G)
Bachelor of Science (S3G) - main schedule of units


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