Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Teaching the importance and necessity of plant biochemistry, understanding the structure of biochemical substances, the metabolic processes and their relation with each other and to ensure that the structures of the compounds of biochemical analyse
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Ömer Lültfü Elmacı
Learning Outcomes
1Recognition of importance and necessity of biochemistry in modern agriculture
2Identification of changes in cell structure of living things
3Metabolism and to know the chemical reactions of metabolism
4Nucleic acids, DNA structure and explain their duties
5To know the characteristics and the groupings of amino acids
6Classification of proteins according to their functions
7Synthesis and types of carbohydrates in plants
8The understanding of synthesis and properties of lipids
9Explanation of importance, structure, classification, activators and inhibitors, coenzymes and prosthetic groups of enzymes
10Vitamins, hormones and mineral substances to identify functions of living things.
11Analyzing of Photosynthesis in plant production
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Cell, membranes, organelles, Chemical bonds, Metabolism and to know the chemical reactions of metabolism, Functional groups in organic molecules, Nucleic acids, Proteins and their classifications, Carbohydrates, Lipids and their types Saturated and Non-Saturated lipid acids Enzymes, Vitamins Hormones, Mineral substances Photosynthesis,
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1The Importance of Biochemistry, historical progress and researchers of biochemistry and the preview of subjects which are scheduled for each lecture
2Structure of cells, differences between plant and animal cells,
3Chemical bonds, Metabolism
4Chemical reactions of metabolism. Hydrolytic destruction, Condensation, Oxidation-Reduction,Transphosphorilation, Transamination, Tranacilation,Transmetilation, Transpeptidation, carboxylation-decarboxylation,
5Functional groups in organic molecules,
6Nucleic acids.
7Amno acids, properties and classifications
8Classification of proteins according to their functions structure, reserve, transport, toxin and hormone proteins and their examples
9Mid Term
10Identification of carbohydrates, their synthesis, types, method of writing (Haworth model), Glycoside synthesis, disaccharides, their synthesis, sucrose, lactose, maltose and Cellobiose Oligosaccharide, polysaccharide, their structure formula, Starch (Amylose and Amylopectin) Glycogen, Inuline (Fructoside) Cellulose, other poly saccharide, pectin acid, pectin, protopectin and their properties
11Recognition of lipids, and their properties. Kinds of lipids and Lipid acids. Identification of lipid acids, their melting points and discussion about values in human nutrition
12Enzyme proteins, structure of enzymes, Nomenclatur Identification of all enzyme main groups, their metabolic functions, the difference between coenzymes and prosthetic groups and their functions and classification of enzymes and some examples
13Factors effecting enzyme activities, Km values, activators, inhibitors,
14Vitamins, Mineral substances, Hormones
15The factors affecting photosynthesis, define the photosynthetic reactions, Hill reactions, electron transport and aim of these reactions
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
• Seçer, M. 1995; Bitki Biyokimyası, Ege Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Teksir No: 40 S(1-103), Bornova-İZMİR •Mengel, K., 1991. Ernährung und Stoffwechsel der Pflanze.Gustav Fisher Verlag Jena.. ISBN 3-334-00310-8 • Kaya, N. (1997) Biyokimya E.Ü. Ziraat Fak. Yayınları Ders Notları, No:54/1 Öğün S., Yurtman Y., Coşkuntuna L., Soycan S. (1998). Biyokimya. Trakya Üniversitesi Tekirdağ Zirat Fakültesi Yayınları No:18
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11.51.5
Final Examination11.51.5
Attending Lectures14228
Criticising Paper10110
Self Study188
Individual Study for Mid term Examination188
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Individual Study for Quiz155
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)78.0
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO24 5   
LO34 42  
LO44 53  
LO54  2  
LO64 4   
LO94 42  
LO104 43  
LO114  3  
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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