Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102015191998Seed BiologyElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach the details of seed life cycle beginning from flowering up to maturation and germination,dormancy and ageing of seed.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Benian Eser-Prof.Dr.Hülya İlbi
Learning Outcomes
1being able to understand reasons of each biological steps taken place at seed life cycle and to use them at the problem solvation,
2.Being able to learn and to manage tjhe basic processes at seed maturation,germination,dormancy and ageing,
3being able to recognize the importance of the basic properties in connection with seed quality
4being able to introduce new industrial applications by reproducing the basic processes at seed formation,maturation and germination,
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Anatomy and chemical structure of seed,flowering,fertilisation and seed formation,maturation,germination and dormancy are the basic headlines which will be learnt.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1What is seed?
2Seed anatomy
3Chemical structure of seed
4Flowering
5Fertilization and seed formation
6Maturation
7Compose of maturation
8Midterm exam
9Reserve accumulation
10Water uptake at germination
11Seed germination
12Dormancy
13Ageing
14İndustrial applications
15Evaluation of this course
16final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Bewley,J.Derek and M.Black, 1994.SEEDS.Physiology of Development and Germination.Plenum pres.New York. 2.Black,M and J.Derek Bewley (Eds),2000.Seed Technology and Its Biological Basis.CRC Press.
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 Examination16060
Final Examination17070
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination14040
Individual Study for Final Examination14545
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)243
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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