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Molecular Marine Ecology KSA714
Unit will run subject to number of enrolments
This unit explores the suite of molecular tools available to biologists and how they can be applied to questions concerning the biology, ecology, diversity, phylogeography and evolution of marine organisms. Topics covered include theory and practice of key molecular tools such as PCR, electrophoresis, DNA fingerprinting and sequencing technology, and population genetics. Laboratory sessions and a class research project provide students with hands-on experience of PCR, and the collection and analysis molecular sequence data. This is a fast moving field and the unit content is be regularly reviewed and updated in light of technological development.
|Unit name||Molecular Marine Ecology|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Christopher Bolch|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe and explain the structure, synthesis and function DNA, RNA and proteins, and how these molecules are expressed.
- Critically evaluate molecular approaches applied to problems and questions in aquaculture and marine ecology.
- Demonstrate basic molecular biology techniques to isolate, characterise, manipulate and analyse DNA/RNA data.
- Collect, organise, analyse and interpret molecular data using common bioinformatic web-based resources, databases and analysis software.
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Pre-recorded lectures (2h) released weekly from Weeks 1 to 13. as published on the unit MyLO site.
|Assessment||Background Learning module (10%)|Molecular Biology Quizzes (20%)|Mid-semester test (20%)|Project Report (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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