Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
BDI302RESISTANCE BREEDING IN HORTICULTURAL CROPS Elective364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of the course is to develop the skills and abilities of students on importance of developing new cultivars having resistance to biotic and or abiotic stress, selection of appropriate breeding method, sensitivity of genotypes to stress conditions, mechanisms of resistance.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Adalet Mısırlı; Prof. Dr. Eftal Düzyaman
Learning Outcomes
1Planning breeding programs for biotic stress
2Planning breeding programs for abiotic stress
3Developing new cultivars with improved resistance
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Resistance to pest, diseases and abiotic stresses such as salinity, drought frost is the main item of this lecture.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the lecture
2The importance of resistance to pest and diseasesUsing UPOV descriptors for breeding material
3Natural defense mechanisms of plantsSamples from natural defense mechanisms
4Plant pathogen interactionsMultiplication of improved material
5Natural enemies of horticultural plantsAseptic multiplication in tissue culture conditions
6Mid-term examSelfing and hybridization
7Environmental stress conditions confronted by cultivated plantsPollen isolation
8Sources of resistance and genetic materialsDetermination of quality of pollen grains
9Resistance breeding against diseasesSamples of virus resistance breeding from tomato
10Resistance breeding against diseasesSamples of resistance breeding from monilia resistance in apricots and fire blight in pears
11Resistance breeding against pestsSamples of resistance breeding against capnodis
12Resistance breeding against pestsSamples of drought resistance in apricot
13Breeding for drought conditionsUsing molecular markers for resistance breeding
14Breeding for frost resistanceUsing molecular markers for resistance breeding
15Breeding for saline conditionsSamples for salinity resistance in okra
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Niks, R. E. and Lindhout W. 1997 Breeding for resistance agains diseases and pests (Handouts) Bitki Biyoteknnolojisi, 2004. Edt. Sebahattin Özzbecan, Ekrem Gürer, Mehmet Babaoğlu Methods in Fruit Breeding
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 Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14456
Report Preparation155
Report Presentation122
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)112
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO1122   
LO2122   
LO3222   
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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