Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
TRG302TRANSGENİC PLANTSElective364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learn techniques how to transfer the transgenes into the plants and understand what kind of traits are acquired in transgenic plants.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Muzaffer TOSUN
Learning Outcomes
1Understand on which traits are changed by transformed in the plants.
2Learn what kind of traits will be gained the plants with transferring genes.
3Learn basic knowledge which methods are used on transgenic plants and use it in researches and analyze it in projects.
4Understand the molecular mechanisms of transgenic plants.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Recombinant DNA technology in plants, Herbicide tolerant transgenic plants, Pest resistant transgenic plants, Improved nutrient quality of transgenic plants and Biotic and Abiotic stress tolerant transgenic plants.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Objectives, the importance and definition of transgenic plants
2Recombinant DNA technology
3Recombinant DNA technology
4Gene transferring methods
5Herbicide tolerant transgenic plants
6Pest resistant transgenic plants.
7Improved nutrient quality transgenic plants
8Midterm exam
9Virus resistant transgenic plants.
10Bacteria and fungal pathogen resistant taransgenic plants.
11Terminator gene technology.
12Environmental risks of genetically modified plants
13Health risks of genetically modified plants.
14Economical risks of genetically modified plants
15Future of genetically modified plants
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Primrose,S.B.and R.M.Twyman,2008.Principles of Gene Manipulation and Genomics. 2.Özcan,S.,E.Gürel ve M.Babaoğlu,2001. Bitki Biyoteknolojisi, Genetik Mühendisliği ve Uygulamaları.S.Ü.Vakfı Yayınları. 3.Halfold G. Nigel, 2006. Plant Biotechnology Current and Future Applications of Genetically Modified Crops. John Wiley and Sons Ltd. UK.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11010
Final Examination11010
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study6636
Reading10330
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)114
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO14     
LO25    2
LO33     
LO4      
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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