Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025522008Mychorrhizal Interactions and Their Use in Disease ManagementElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach the students the mycorrhizal interactions which is a modern method in combatting plant diseases and plant nutrition and to explain them how to benefit from this method in practice. The fact that this method has the trend to be used widespread in environment-friendly agriculture and organic agriculture intensifies this aim.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Ass.Prof. Dr. Nedim CETINKAYA, Prof. Dr. Ersin ONOGUR
Learning Outcomes
1By taking this course, the student will gain the capability to use and/or to let use mycorrhizal interaction practically in plant protection as well as in plant nutrition.
2In modern agriculture, plant- mycorrhizal fungus symbiotic interaction is increasingly utilized.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In the course, primarily the fundamentals of mycorrhizal interaction and its types are explained in detail from the point of view of plant protection and nutrition. The measurement of mycorrhizal colonization in plant is also mentioned. The main theme of the course is given in the second part and the resistance mechanisms of mycorrhizal interaction on the basis of pathogen types are explained. The course is completed by giving examples to the use of mycorrhizal interaction in agriculture and the researches conducted in Turkey on this subject.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction
2Fundamentals of mycorrhizal symbiosis
3Main mycorrhizal types
4Mycorrhizal fungi-plant interactions
5Plant nutrition and mycorrhiza
6Factors effecting mycorrhizal symbiosis
7Measurement of mycorrhizal colonization in roots
8Midterm exam
9Host-pathogen-mycorrhiza relations
10Biotroph pathogens-mycorrhiza
11Necrotroph pathogens-mycorrhiza
12Viral pathogens-mycorrhiza
13Bacterial pathogens- mycorrhiza
14Use of mycorrhiza in agriculture
15Studies on mycorrhiza in Turkey
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Buscot, F. & A. Varma (Eds.), 2005. Microorganisms in Soils: Roles in Genesis and Functions, ISBN 3-540-22220-0, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2005, 422 pages.¬¬ Mukerji, K. G., B. P. Chamola & J. Singh, 2000. Mycorrhizal Biology, ISBN 0-306-46294-X, 2000 Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. New York, 336 pages. Naqvi, N. S. & S. A. M. H. Naqvi, 2004. Mycorrhiza in Management of Fruits and Vegetables Diseases, in: Naqvi, S. A. M. H. (Ed.) 2000, Diseases of Fruits and Vegetables: Diagnosis and Management, ISBN I-4020-1823-I, Kluwer Academic Publisher, p, 537-558. Varma, A & B. Hock (Eds.), 1999. Mycorrhiza: Structure, Function, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, ISBN 3-540-63981-0, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York, 704 pages. Demir, S. Bazı Kültür Bitkilerinde Vesiküler-Arbusküler Mikorrhiza (VAM) Oluşumu ve Bunun Bitki Gelişimi ve Dayanıklılıktaki Rolü Üzerinde Araştırmalar. Ege Üniv. Fen Bilimleri Enst. Bitki koruma Anabilim Dalı, Doktora Tezi, 114 s. İzmir.
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
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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)
Quiz166
Attending Lectures14228
Project Preparation11515
Self Study148112
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination14040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)231
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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