- Plant transformation
- Molecular markers (marker-assisted selection and marker-assisted backcrossing)
- Genome mapping
- Molecular assessment of germplasm diversity
This subject aims firstly to familiarise the student with the new molecular techniques which are currently used to enhance conventional plant breeding and secondly, to introduce the student to a few of the emerging technologies which are likely to have significant impact on agriculture in the near future. The lecture series will include topics in the areas of plant transformation, the use of molecular markers (marker-assisted selection and marker-assisted backcrossing), genome mapping and molecular assessment of germplasm diversity.
Please note the dates below are for the compulsory requirements for this subject to attend laboratory classes at RMIT University's Bundoora Campus:
Study Period 2:
- Jun 18 - 22, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM*
Study Period 3:
- Oct 29 - 02 Nov, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM*
Practicals will be conducted demonstrating different plant transformation protocols, PCR techniques and the use of several computer packages for genome mapping and bioinformatics.
*More details will be provided at the commencement of the relevant Study Period and available on Blackboard.
- Assignment 1 - Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Assignment 2 - Practical Reports (35%)
- Assignment 3 - Mini-Lecture Presentation (15%)
- Assignment 4 - Test (10%)