Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025181998Physiology of FungiElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach the students physiological properties and abilities of fungi. As a result of this, the student can understand how the fungi grow, digest, proliferate.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. Nedim ÇETİNKAYA
Learning Outcomes
1In plant pathology, plant-fungus parasitic interaction is increasingly investigated.
2Fungi are an important group organism that they cause serious diseases in plants and also important as primary agent in recycling of carbon, nitrogen and other nutrients in biosphere.
3By taking this course, the student will learn to use the informations in plant diseases and/or in laboratory works at fungi.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In the course, primarily the cell chemistry and ultrastructure of fungi are explained in detail. Fungal growth, chemical-physical factors on the fungal growth, nutrient requirements are also mentioned. At the final chapter will reproduction physiology lectured.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction
2Chemistry of the Fungal Cell
3Molecular Architecture
4Molecular Architecture
5Chemical Requirements for Growth
6Nutrient Acquisition: Digestion and Transport
7The Physical Environment and Growth
8Midterm exam
9Primary Metabolism
10Secondary (Special) Metabolism
11Regulation of Metabolism.
12Mating and Meiosis
13Spore Development
14Spore Dormancy and Germination
15Fungicides
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Griffin, D.H., 1981. Fungal physiology, First Edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York, ISBN 0-471-05748-7, 383 pages. Griffin, D.H., 1996. Fungal physiology, Second Edition, Wiley Science Paperback Series, Wiley-Liss., Inc. New York, ISBN 0-471-16615-4, 463 pages.
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)
Quiz166
Attending Lectures14228
Project Presentation188
Self Study1410140
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination13535
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)247
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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8
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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