Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025482008Mycotoxins in Plant Production and ManagementElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to provide to learners the information about mycotoxins produced by fungi in plants and their products andto understand the management of mycotoxins to obtain safety crops
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pervin KINAY TEKSÜR
Learning Outcomes
1To understand the effect of mycotoxins on human health and detection methods of mycotoxins in theory
2To apply the information on the reducing the mycotoxins in safe agricultural products for human health
3To gain information on which fungi produce mycotoxin and their mycoxins on plant production
4To understand the main points of the management and prevention of mycotoxin formation
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
General information to recognize mycotoxins, Historical aspects of mycotoxins ,The effect of mycotoxins on human health,Major mycotoxins,Detection methods of mycotoxins ,Prevention of mycotoxin formation ,Decontamination, Detoxification,Mycotoxin problem in Turkey and the World
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, what is mycotoxin Historical aspects of mycotoxins
2Formation of mycotoxins The effect of mycotoxins on human health
3Major mycotoxins
4Mycotoxins in plants
5Mycotoxins in fresh fruit and vegetables
6Mycotoxins in stored product
7Midterm Exam
8Detection methods of mycotoxins
9Prevention of mycotoxin formation Preharvest treatments
10 Postharvest treatments
11Decontamination
12Detoxification
13Mycotoxin problem in Turkey and the World Worldwide regulation for mycotoxins
14Studies carried out in our country
15Proje sunumuProje sunumu
16Final sınavı
Recommended or Required Reading
Jens C. Frisvad, Ulf Thrane, Robert A. Samson and John I. Pitt. 1997. Important Mycotoxins and the Fungi Which Produce Them. In Advances in Food Mycology Section 1. Eds. A. D. , R. A. Samson, J. I. Pitt and U. Thrane. 3-31. Bennett, J. W. and M. Klich. 2003. Mycotoxins. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, p16, 3. 497–516. Pitt, J. I. 2000. Toxigenic fungi and mycotoxins. British Medical Bulletin 56:184-192 Mycotoxins from the Field to the Table. 2007. Edited by Lloyd B. Bullerman International Journal of Food Microbiology 119, 1–152
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
Quiz414
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation12020
Project Preparation12020
Project Presentation111
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination14040
Reading14798
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)245
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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