Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025132004Applied Plant VirologyElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
After completion of the course the students will be: obtain detailed information about viruses and viroids which are produced diseases on cultural plants; explain the structure, genome organization pathogenesis, replication, transmission and spread of plant viruses at a level of family; Know the diagnostic and detection methods and do those; Interpret topic related to plant virus diseases and prevention strategies; Compose theoretical and applied knowledge on plant virology
Name of Lecturer(s)
Mustafa Gümüş
Learning Outcomes
1Demonstrate the disease mechanisms by viruses and viroids and apply them reseach this
2Interpret the information and concepts in virology science in the frame of the basic principles of plant pathology
3Use the steps considered in diagnosis and detection methods of diseases by viruses and viroids
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The place and importance of plant viruses and viroids in plant pathology; Quantitative and qualitative reduction in culture plants and symptomatology; Morphology of viruses and viroids; Detection methods of virus and viroids
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction; history and development of plant virologyField trip and sampling of virus suspected plants
2Composition and structure of plant viruses; taxonomy and nomenclatureOwerviewing of indicator plants
3Effect of virus on the host - macro (symptoms) and micro (cytology); thin section, quantitative and qualitative reduction in culture plantsGrowing of indicator plants
4Genome organization, replication and multiplication of viruses as level of familyMechanical inoculation to indicator plants
5Genome organization, replication and multiplication of viruses as level of familyTo detection of dilution point
6Transmission of plant viruses through contact, seed and pollensTo detection of termal activation point
7Transmission of plant viruses through ınsect vectorsExperiments of DAS ELISA
8Midterm Exam
9Detection of plant viruses by biological methodsExperiments of DAS ELISA
10Detection of plant viruses by biological methodsExtraction of TNA
11Detection of plant viruses by serological methodsSynthesis of cDNA
12Detection of plant viruses by serological methodsExperiments of PCR
13Detection of plant viruses by biological and serological methodsElectrophorese and Screening
14Detection of plant viruses by biological and serological methodsPreperation Grid
15Assessing of subjects in the courseDiscussion of classwork
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Walkey, D:G:A, 1985. Applied Virology. Heineman, London, xiv+329. Matthews, R:E:F., 1991. Plant Virology. Academic Press, London, xviii+835.
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
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Quiz111
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14228
Report Preparation14444
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Homework Problems8216
Individual Study for Mid term Examination14040
Individual Study for Final Examination14040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)229
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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