Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025201998Biological Control of DiseasesElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Ecological understanding of the interactions between microorganisms and plants, Observing the nonpathogenic behavior of the microorganisms, interpreting and classifying the effective microorganisms on the disease control
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Figen YILDIZ
Learning Outcomes
1Observing the relationship or mechanisms between beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms
2Analyze and interpret the successful biocontrol agents
3Evaluating the basic terms and past of biological control
4Analyzing the ecological fundemantals of the interactions between the microorganisms
5Comment on the future prospect of the biological control
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Reading the course notes
Course Contents
The basic terms and ecological fundamentals of the biological control, Biocontrol ways: direct or indirect interactions, case studies on biocontrol: rhizosphere,phyllosphere and post harvest disease samples, biocontrol of weeds, biopesticides and future prospects.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1General introduction
2Basic terminology,history of the biological control
3Direct interaction ways of the microorganisms:competition,parasitism etc.
4Direct interaction ways of the microorganisms:competition,parasitism etc
5Indirect interaction ways of the microorganisms: ınduced resistance etc.
6Biocontrol of rhizosphere diseases
7Biocontrol of rhizosphere diseases
8mid term exam
9Biocontrol of phyllosphere diseases
10Biocontrol of phyllosphere diseases
11Biological control with post-harvest diseases
12Biological control with weeds
13Biofungicides
14Prospects of biocontrol
15Oral presentation of the assignment
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Yıldız,F.,2008. Biological control of diseases, lecture notes,63pp. Cook,J.R., K.F.Baker,1983. The nature and practice of Biological control, Cambridge University Pres, APS,St.Paul,Minnesota, pp.539.
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Discussion14228
Report Preparation12020
Self Study14798
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination13535
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)238
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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