Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ZBK305PLANT VIROLOGYCompulsory353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
After completion of the course the students will be; •obtain general information about viruses and viroids which are produced diseases on cultural plants; •explain the structure of plant viruses, genome organization classification, pathogenesis, replication, transmission and spread ways and diagnosis and detection methods; •Interpret topic related to plant virus diseases and prevention strategies
Name of Lecturer(s)
Mustaja Gümüş
Learning Outcomes
1Define the differences between viruses and viroids and other pathogens which diseases caused on plants and express those
2Interpret the information and concepts in virology science in the frame of the basic principles of plant protection
3Demonstrate the disease mechanisms by viruses and viroids
4Comprehend the importance of epidemiology of viruses and viroids for crop loses and control measures
5Use the steps considered in diagnosis and detection methods of diseases by viruses and viroids
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
•A Historical outline of plant virology •Symtomatology •Morphology of plant viruses and viroids and classification of them •Replication and mechanism of diseases •Index methods of virus and viroids bu biological, serological and molecular as theoretical •Epidemiology and control methods
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction; history and development of plant virology
2Composition and structure of plant viruses
3Taxonomy and nomenclature
4Effect of virus on the host - macro (symptoms) and micro (cytology); thin section
5Genome organization, replication and multiplication of viruses
6Transmission of plant viruses through contact, seed and pollens
7Transmission of plant viruses through ınsect vectors
8Midterm Exam
9Transmission of plant viruses through vectors (exception insects)
10Detection of plant viruses by biological and serological methods
11Detection of plant viruses by molecular methods
12Epidemiology of viruses
13Control of virus diseases by sanitation
14Control of virus diseases by crossprotection, PDR and resistance
15Assessing of subjects in the course
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Agrios, N.A., 1997. Plant Pathology. Academic Press, London, xvi+635. Walkey, D:G:A, 1985. Applied Virology. Heineman, London, xiv+329. Matthews, R:E:F., 1991. Plant Virology. Academic Press, London, xviii+835.
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 Examination160
Quiz120
Homework120
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study4416
Individual Study for Homework Problems166
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO1 25521
LO2 1241 
LO3  341 
LO4 2322 
LO5 1353 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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