Unit

School Of Science

Plant ScienceWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301272.1

Discipline: BOTANY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Oula Ghannoum


Assumed Knowledge
Sound knowledge of biology and chemistry equivalent to undergraduate Level 1 units. 20 credit points of Level 2 Biology units.


Incompatible Units
300865 Plant Physiology 300609 Plant Physiology

Prerequisite
300802 Biodiversity

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must have passed 20 credit points at Level 2.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
Plants are the primary producers of terrestrial ecosystems and moderators of climate change. This unit introduces students to how plants grow and interact with their environment. Students will learn how leaves turn sunlight energy into sugars; stems transport water, solutes and organic compounds; roots acquire water and mineral nutrients by themselves or in association with soil microbes; and hormones regulate plant development and responses to the environment. This knowledge set is crucial for managing our Century’s key challenges of food security and climate change. Students will be required to travel to the Hawkesbury campus where the practicals take place.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Goggles, lab coat, enclosed shoes


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