Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102015081998Plant Growth Regulator Applications in Fruit GrowingElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The purpose of this course is to teach the structure, biosynthesis, transportation, effect mechanism and using area in fruit growing of hormones (plant growth regulators).
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Murat İsfendiyaroğlu
Learning Outcomes
1Students learn the structures of auxins, cytokinins, gibberellins, abscisic acid, ethylene and other plant hormones
2Students learn the biosynthesis of plant hormones
3Students learn the transportation and effect mechanism of plant hormones
4Students learn the relationships among the plant hormones
5Students learn the using areas of plant hormones in fruit growing.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The structures, effect mechanisms and using areas in fruit growing of Auxins, Cytokinins, Gibberellins, Abscisic acid, Ethylene, Jasmonic acid, Brassinosteroids, Salicylic acid and Polyamines.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Structure, biosynthesis, transportation, physiological characteristic and effect mechanism of auxins Preparation of hormone solutions
2Structure, biosynthesis, transportation and effect mechanism in plant of cytokininsPreparation of hormone solutions
3Structure, biosynthesis, transportation, and effect mechanism of gibberellins Preparation of hormone solutions
4Structure, biosynthesis, transportation and effect mechanism of abscisic acid . Preparation of hormone solutions
5Structure, biosynthesis and effect mechanism of ethylenePreparation of hormone solutions
6Structure and effect mechanism of jasmonic acidHormone applications in different fruit species
7Structure and effect mechanism of brassinosteroidsHormone applications in different fruit species
8Midterm Exam
9Structure and effect mechanism of salicylic acid Hormone applications in different fruit species
10Structure and effect mechanism of polyaminesHormone applications in different fruit species
11Plant hormones used in improvement of fruit set, fruit size, fruit thinning and prevent preharvest drop, Using methods, timing of treatment and doses of these hormones Hormone applications in different fruit species
12Plant hormones used in rooting of cutting, Using methods, timing of treatment and doses of these hormones Hormone applications in different fruit species
13Plant hormones used in vitro studies (meristem culture, micro propagation, somatic embryogenesis, organogenesis etc.), Using methods and doses of these hormones Hormone applications in in vitro studies
14Plant hormones used in vitro studies (embryo culture, anther culture, ovule culture, cell culture etc.), utilization methods and doses of these hormones Hormone applications in in vitro studies
15The other using area of plant hormones and General Assessment about all topicsHormone applications in in vitro studies
16Final ExamPractical Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1) Taiz, L. and Zeiger, E., 2008. Bitki Fizyolojisi. Üçüncü baskıdan çeviri, Çev. Ed. Prof. Dr. İsmail Türkan, Palme yayıncılık, Ankara, 690s. 2) Avcıoğlu, R. ve Gürel, A., 2000. Bitki Fizyolojisi. E. Ü. Zir. Fak. Yay. Ders Notları, No: 64/1, 368s. 3) Plant Propagation by Tissue Culture Vol. 1 (Chapter 5, Chapter 6 and Chapter 7, Editors: Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall and Geert-Jan De Klerk 4) Plant Growth Regulators in Agriculture and Horticulture: Their Role and Commercial Uses (Editor: Amarjit S. BASRA) 5) Hartmann, H., Kester, E.D. and Davies, F., 1990. Plant Propagation. Principles and Practices. Rentice Hall Int. Inc., 647p. 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 Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Field Work10770
Reading1410140
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)242
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
PO
7
PO
8
LO1  3 2 5 
LO2  3 2 5 
LO3  3 2 5 
LO4  5   5 
LO5        
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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