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Applied Plant Biology

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Alan Marchant
Academic year

Module overview

This module provides a broad introduction to the applied use of plants in the modern world. The module will cover the production of transgenic (GM) plants and their applications in a variety of areas including medical biotechnology, nutrition, phytoremediation and biofortification. The use and potential improvement of plant biomass for biofuels will be covered. A further aspect of the module will look at the development of plants and plant culture systems for future use in supporting long term space exploration and colonisation.