Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102015071998Biological Principles of Fruit Tree PropagationElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is let students informed on biological basis of sexual and asexual propagations techniques of fruit species.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc.Prof. Murat İSFENDİYAROĞLU
Learning Outcomes
1Conceiving the anatomical and physiological development of propagation
2Explaining the propagation techniques of fruit species
3Conceiving the internal and external factors limiting the propagation
4Approaching some practical results by conceiving the basic principles of propagation
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Seed selection, germination, graft union, physiological relations between scion and stock, graft incompatibility, anatomical and physiological development of rooting in cuttings, layering and its physiological basis in propagating fruit species by sexual and asexual methods and basic principles be followed in propagating the standart fruit cultivars.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Importance o propagation in fruit species and its place in the world and countryCollecting reference literatures for the course
2An overview to the morphology of flowr, fruit, seed, stem and root in fruit species Studying the source books
3Classification of propagations techniques in fruit species Studying the source books
4Seed selection and storage Studying the source books
5Physiological and biochemical mechanism of germination in seds, factors affecting the germination and measuring the germination Studying the source books
6Propagation by budding/grafting development of graft union and the factors that affected the budding/grafting successStudying the source books
7Physiological and biohemical relations between stock and scion .Studying the source books
8Midterm Exam
9Graft incompatibility andits reasons, indications of incompatibility (fruit species in which the compatibility disorder is common) Studying the source books
10Propagation by cuttings and the factors that controlled the propagation by cuttingsStudying the source books
11Anatomical, physiological and biochemical mechanism of in vivo rooting in cuttings Studying the source books
12Spesification of stock plants that used for cutting source and stock management Studying the source books
13Propagation by layering and the factors that affected the layering success Studying the source books
14Anatomical, physiological and biochemical mechanism of propagation by layering Studying the source books
15A general overview to have principles and legal regulations to be considered at international/intranational levels in propagating the standrt fruit cultivars Studying the source books
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Baskin, C.C. and Baskin, J.M., 1998. Seeds, Ecology, Biogeography and Evaluation of Dormancy and Germination, Academic Pres, San Diego, 666p. 2. Davis, T.D., Haissig, B.E. and Sankhla, N.,1998. Aventitious Root Formation in Cuttings, Dioscorides Pres, Portland, Oregon, 315p. 3. Hartmann, H.T., Kester, D.E., Davies, F.T.Jr and Geneve, R.L., 2002. Plant Propagation. Principles and Practices. Besides, journals and web cites related the course subjects will be discussed.
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
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 Examination15050
Final Examination16060
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Project Preparation13030
Homework13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)226
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
PO
7
PO
8
LO1  5   5 
LO25   5   
LO3      5 
LO4        
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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