Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ZBK307MYCOLOGYCompulsory354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The course aims to explain the general characteristics of fungi, to give basic information on fungal nutrition, growth and reproduction, to introduce certain taxonomic categories that contain plant pathogenic fungi
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Pervin Kınay Teksür
Learning Outcomes
1Learning the main characteristics of fungi distinguishing them from other groups of microorganism
2Understanding their importance in many relations with human life.
3Gaining the basic information on reproductive structures which are using to identificate fungi.
4Comprehending the differences in phenotypic characters that are essantial for fungal taxonomy
5Learning the life cycles of plant pathogenic fungi
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In this subject; introduction to fungi, general characteristics of fungi, nutrition, growth and reproduction of fungi, the fungal taxonomy and presentation of major fungal groups are being given.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to fungi, their significans for human and the place of fungi in the kingdoms of life. Introduction
2General characteristics, nutrition and growth of fungiMacroscobic observation of fungal cultures and microscobic examination of non-septate and septate hypae.
3Asexual reproduction of fungi Examples of different types of asexual spores
4Sexual reproduction of fungiExamples of different types of asexual spores
5Classification and nomenclature of fungi Examples of sexual spores
6Fungus-like organisms in the Kingdom Protozoa Examples of sexual spores
7Fungus-like organisms in the Kingdom Chromista Microscobic examination of sexual and asexual reproductive sutructures of important pathogen genera in this group.
8Midterm Exam
9Kingdom Fungi Plant pathogen genera including in the Chytridiomycetes and Zygomycetes Microscobic examination of Mucor and Rhizopus slides.
10Phylum Ascomycota (General characteristics and life cycling model) Microscobic examination of fruit- budies of powdery midews genera
11Ordo Rhytismatales (General characteristics and life cycling model)Microscobic examination reproductive structures of
12Class Saccharomycetes (General characteristics of yeasts) and TaphrinomycetesMacroscobic observation of yeast cultures and microscobic examination of Taphrina’s ascus structures
13Phylum Basydiomycota (General characteristics) Ordo Uredinales Microscobic examination of the rust teliospores.
14Class Ustilaginomycetes (Presentation of the smut and bunt fungi and their life cyclesl) Microscobic examination of the smut and the bunt teliospores.
15General repeat and midterm project delivery Practice exam
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
• Alexopoulos, C.J., Mims, C.W. and Blackwell, M. 1996. Introductory Mycology. John Wiley & „Sons, Inc. New York. • Arx, J.A. von. 1961. Pilzkunde. Verlag von J. Kramer. • Kirk, P.M., Cannon, P.F., David, J.C., Stalpers, J.A. 2001. Ainsworth and Bisby's Dictionary of the Fungi, 9th Edition, CABI,UK.
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)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Quiz212
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Self Study339
Individual Study for Homework Problems166
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)117
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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