Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
TBD301FIELD CROPS BREEDING FORTOLERANCEElective354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learn techniques to transfer them into the susceptible plants in breeding programs and understand genetics of resistance genes of plants for pest pathogens
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Muzaffer TOSUN
Learning Outcomes
11) Understand on mechanisms and types of resistance genes for pest pathogens in field crops.
22) Learn how resistance genes will be transfer into the susceptible plants and understand what kind of resistance will be gain in susceptible plants
33) Learn basic knowledge which methods are used on determined of resistance genes in breeding for pest resistance.
4 4) Understand the molecular mechanisms of breeding for pest resistance
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Biotic and abiotic stres, pathogens, resistance genes, gene prediction and molecular basis of resistance
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Objectives, the importance and definition of breeding for pest resistance. Overview of the pathogens
2The basic concepts in breeding for pest resistance Collection of the pathogens
3The types of pathogens and their life cycles Collection of the pathogen spores
4Physiologic races Preperation of the inoculum
5Genetics of pathogens İnoculation of the plant
6Identification of resistance genes. Scores of the diseases
7Inoculation of disease and scoring. Calculation of the area under the disease progress curve
8Midterm exam
9Molecular basis of resistance. Calculation of the gene prediction
10Sistemic acquired resistance. Calculation for inheritance of the diseases
11Pathogen related genes and resistance. Overview of the molecular markers
12Transfer of resistance genes into the susceptible plants. Marker assisted selection
13Insect resistant plants used commercialy. Marker assisted backcrossing
14Virus resistant plants used commercialy Resistance for abiotic stress conditions.Gene prymading, Transgenic plants
15Practical exam
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Primrose,S.B.and R.M.Twyman,2008.Principles of Gene Manipulation and Genomics. 2. Demir, İ. 1990. Genel Bitki Islahı. Ege Üniversitesi Basımevi, İzmir. 3. Fehr, W.R. 1987. Principles of Cultivar Development. Iowa State university. 4. Poehlman, J.M..1996. Breeding Field Crops. Iowa State University Press, Ames, 5. Physiology and Biotechnology Integrated for Plant Breeding. 2004. Ed. Henry T. Nguyen ve Abraham Blum. Marcelle Dekker Inc. New York
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11010
Final Examination11010
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Self Study5210
Reading10330
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)116
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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