Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025191998Insect-Plant Food RelationshipsElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to examine the importance of correlation between plants and insects in view of applied entomology will be discussed and to provide their ability of evaluate about these knowledge within the scope of plant protection.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Yusuf KARSAVURAN
Learning Outcomes
1Establishing relationship between food intake, food selection, food searching, feeding, and factors influencing on feeding and effects of these on damage occurring,
2Creating an article, report and project, and evaluating these
3Adapting base ecological theories and concepts on agricultural pest feeding,
4Explicating food relationships between pests and plants in terms of plant protection,
5Establishing relationship between food variety of insects, food variety and loss ratio of insect will do,
6Benefit from food and food features on developing new approaches to solve the problems with pests and producing solution,
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The role of food in organism and its features,Conformity criteria of food for insects,Varieties of insect foods and importance of food variety for insect,Food selection, Food searching, food intake,- Feeding and factors influencing on feeding,Importance of food interaction between insects and plants in terms of applied entomology
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition of food and general concepts
2The role of food in organism and its features
3Nutritional elements of insect
4Conformity criteria of food for insects
5Conformity criteria of food for insects
6Varieties of insect foods
7Importance of food variety for insect
8Midterm Exam
9Food selection
10Food searching, food intake
11Feeding and factors influencing on feeding
12Feeding and factors influencing on feeding
13Effects of insect feeding on plants
14Importance of food interaction between insects and plants in terms of applied entomology
15Preparing and evaluating term paper and report
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading: Karsavuran, Y., Böceklerle Bitkiler Arasındaki Besin İlişkileri, Basılmamış Yüksek Lisans Ders Notları, Ege Üniv. Ziraat Fak., Bornova, İzmir, 68 s., 2010. Recommended Readings: 1. Abrahamson, W. G., Plant-Animal Interactions, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 480 pp., 1989. 2. Ahmad, S., Herbivorous Insects, Host- Seeking Behaviour and Mechanisms, Academic Press, Inc., London, 257 pp., 1983. 3.Bernays, E. A., Chapman, R. F., Host- Plant Selection by Phytophagous Insects, Chapman & Hall, Inc., London, 312 pp., 1994. 4. Chapman, R. F., G. De Boer, Regulatory Mechanisms in Insect Feeding, Chapman & Hall, Inc., New York, 398 pp., 1995. 5. Strong, D. R., Lawton, J. H., Southwood, R., Insect on Plants, Community Patterns and Mechanisms, Blackwell Scientific Publications, London, 313 pp., 1984.
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)
Quiz515
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation11010
Report Presentation155
Self Study14798
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination14040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)216
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