Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ZBK303NEMATOLOGYCompulsory354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to provide the students with the comprehension about morphology, biology, ecology, infestation and distribution, host plants, feeding mechanisms and damage on plants and plant protection methods on plant parasitic nematodes. Besides, the students are able to get the basic knowledge needed in the other some lectures of Plant Protection Department.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Galip KAŞKAVALCI
Learning Outcomes
1Know the biology and feeding mechanisms of the plant parasitic nematodes
2Recognize macroscopically the nematode damage frequently seen in the agricultural areas
3Organize the report or prescription on the decision related with plant protection methods against the economically important plant parasitic nematodes before or during the agricultural production
4Design the reports or projects related with the subject, and evaluate these
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
• Historical developments on Nematology, • General information on plant parasitic nematodes, • Methods in Nematology, • Plant protection methods on the economically important plant parasitic nematodes, • Some important nematode species destructive on cultivated plants
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction (What is nematodes?) History of Nematology Introducing the lecture content and related books
2General information on plant parasitic nematodes (Morphologic structure)Observation the nematode slides in laboratory
3General information on plant parasitic nematodes (The Biology of Nematodes) The Ecology of NematodesStudent presentations and Quiz
4Infestation and distribution of nematodes Feeding mechanisms and damage of nematodes Observation the samples related the subjects in laboratory
5The relationship of nematodes with soil pathogens The natural enemies of nematodes Systematic characteristics of nematodes Student presentations and Quiz
6Methods in Nematology Collection of samples from the field and analyzing in the laboratory
7Midterm Exam
8Plant protection methods on the economically important plant parasitic nematodes (Cultural Practices)Student presentations
9Plant protection methods on the economically important plant parasitic nematodes (Physical and Biological Control, Quarantine Measures)Soil solarization practice in the fields
10Plant protection methods on the economically important plant parasitic nematodes (Chemical Control, Integrated Pest Management)Chemical control practice in the fields and Quiz
11Economically important plant parasitic nematodes on cultivated plants (Tylenchidae)Student presentations; Observation the samples in laboratory
12Economically important plant parasitic nematodes on cultivated plants (Tylenchulidae, Hoplolaimidae) Student presentations; Observation the samples in laboratory and Quiz
13Economically important plant parasitic nematodes on cultivated plants (Heteroderidae)Student presentations; Observation the samples in laboratory
14Economically important plant parasitic nematodes on cultivated plants (Meloidogynidae)Student presentations; Observation the samples in laboratory and Quiz
15Economically important plant parasitic nematodes on cultivated plants (Aphelenchoididae, Longidoridae)Student presentations; Observation the samples in laboratory
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Text Book - Pehlivan, E. , Nematoloji. Ege Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları Ders Notları No:35, E. Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi Ofset Basımevi Bornova-İzmir, 78 s, 1994. Recommended readings: - Shurtleff, M. C. & C. W. Averre, Diagnosing Plant Diseases Caused by Nematodes. APS Press, USA, 189 pp, 2000. - Siddiqi, M. R.. Tylenchida, Parasites of Plants and Insects. CAB International, Wallingford-Oxon / UK, 833 pp, 2000. - Luc, M., R. A. Sikora & J. Bridge, Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture. CAB International, Wallingford-Oxon / UK, 629pp, 1990. - Nickle, W. R.,1984. Plant and Insect Nematodes. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, USA, 925 pp. - Anonymous, Zirai Mücadele Teknik Talimatları Cilt 1-6, 1800 s, 2008.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Quiz515
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Report Presentation7214
Self Study717
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)117
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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1
PO
2
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3
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4
PO
5
PO
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LO1445433
LO2335543
LO3354554
LO4354454
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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