Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ZBK318PLANT PHYSIOLOGY Elective363
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This lecture will provide students to have knowledge on the pathogen weapons that play a role in plant diseases, learn the important deviations in plant physiology caused by pathogens, gain wide knowledge on host-pathogen interactions, understand how the plants for defend themselves against the pathogens and develop ideas and actions towards practice.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Asist.Prof.NEDIM ÇETİNKAYA
Learning Outcomes
1In this course, the definitions and explanations about the subject are given and pathogen factors which have roles in disease formation are demonstrated.
2In the second major part of the course, pathologically originated physiological deviations in sensitive plants are described.
3. In the last part, mechanisms that provide resistance in plants and the induction of resistance are explained.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In this course, the definitions and explanations about the subject are given and pathogen factors which have roles in disease formation are demonstrated. In the second major part of the course, pathologically originated physiological deviations in sensitive plants are described. In the last part, mechanisms that provide resistance in plants and the induction of resistance are explained.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
11. Introduction
22. Disease and crop yield: problems and propects of agriculture
3. Pathogenese (Definition of plant diseases). Pathogen dissemination . Pathogen entry into host tissues. Growth requirements of plant pathogens in host tissues
4Host-pathogen interactions: Physiological effects
5Photosynthesis in diseased plants
6Energy use and host respiration in plant-pathogen interactions
7Midterm exam
8Patterns of translocation, storage and interconversion of carbohydrates
9Transport of host assimilates to the pathogens
10Plant-water relations and nutrition uptake in diseased plant
11The growth regulators in diseased plants
12Secondary metabolism
13Plant defense mechanisms against pathogens
14Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Ayres, P.G., 1981. Effects of Disease on the Physiology of the Growing Plant, 1st Edition, Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 978-0-521-23306-4, 240 pages. Lucas, J. A., 1998. Plant Pathology and Plant Pathogens. 3rd Edition, Blackwell Publishing Company UK, ISBN:978-0-632-03046-0, 274 pages. Orcutt, D.M. and E.T. Nilsen, 2000. The Physiology of Plants Under Stress: Soil and Biotic Factors. 1st Edition, John Wiley and Sons Inc. ISBN: 978-0-471-17008-2, 686 pages.
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 Lectures14228
Self Study155
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)82
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO14     
LO2 3    
LO3  2   
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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