Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102015692018Physiology of Fruit TreesElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Language of Instruction
Objectives of the Course
Teaching of detailed knowledge on the physiology of fruit trees
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Deniz Eroğul
Learning Outcomes
11- Knows about metabolic processes, uptake and transfer of water and nutirents in fruit trees. 2- Learning the fundamental mechanisms regulating the generative growth and development of fruit trees 3- To understand actions and interactions of plant growth regulator 4- Learning the theoretical and practical knowledge on related research techniques
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Pyhsiological principles of fruit trees and fruits. Uptaking and tansferring water and nutrients. The basic mechanisms regulating growth and development in fruit trees. Pyhsilogical changes in flowering, pollination, fruit set, fruit abscissions, alternate bearing.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Plant physiology and fruit growing.Sections of plant physiology
2General information about structure of fruit tree. Juvenile period, bearing and old age in the fruit trees
3Basic metabolic process in fruit trees. Photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration
4Regulation of vegetative and generative growth in fruit tree and fundamental mechanism
5Coordination between root and shoot development, roots and rootstocks, rootstocks and varieties effect on fruit tree vigour, fruit quality and yield productivity
6Plant-Soil-Nutrient element relationship.Plant nutrient uptake and usage.
7Bud formation and developmen of fruit trees. Budwood types. Factors affecting the formation of flower bud formation
8Mid-Term Examination
9Flowering, pollination, fertilization, fruit set and fruit abscissions of fruit trees
10Fruit development stages and affecting factors
11Regulation of fruit quality
12Absorption of water in the fruit trees
13Absorption of nutrients in the fruit trees
14Effect of plant growth regulators on fruit set, fruit development and fruit quality
15Physiological changes on tree ripening of fruits
16Final Examination
Recommended or Required Reading
Akman, Y. ve C. Darıcı. 1998. Bitki Fizyolojisi (Büyüme ve Gelişme Fizyolojisi). Basım Kariyer Matbacılık Limitet Şirketi. Ankara Kacar, B., Katkat, Vç, Öztürk, Ş., 2002. Bitki Fizyolojisi. Uludağ Universitesi Güçlendirme Vakfı Yayın No:198. Bursa. Maib. K.M., Andrews P.K., Lang, G.A., Mullinix, K. (Eds.). 1996. Tree Fruit Physiology: Growth and Development. Good Fruit Grower. USA. Vardar, Y. ve A. Güven,.1993. Bitki Fizyolojisine Giriş. Bilgehan Basınevi, Bornava-İzmir Stephen G. Pallardy, S.(Ed.). 2008. Physiology of Woody Plants (Third Edition). Elsevier Inc. USA. Taiz, L., Ziger, E., 2008, Bitki Fizyolojisi (3. Baskı Çeviri Editörü: İsmail Türkan), Palme Yayıncılık, Ankara, 690 s. William, G. Hopkins, 1995. Plant Physiology, The University of Western Ontario. Miklos, F. 1989. Physiology of Temperate Zone Fruit Trees. Wiley-Interscience; 1 edition 338 p.
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
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14342
Self Study16348
Individual Study for Mid term Examination7535
Individual Study for Final Examination14570
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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