Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102025582010Molecular EntomologyElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
In this course, it is aimed to that possibilities of usage of different methods used in molecular biology for entomology are learnt.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Associate Prof. Dr. Ferit TURANLI
Learning Outcomes
1Comprehending of important of DNA and replication in insects
2Embryonic development in insects and valuating of interference possibilities of this at DNA-level in terms of pest controls.
3Learning of goal, methods and targets of transform the genes in insects
4Comprehending of Principles for the application of the molecular techniques for various entomological subjects.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Gene structure and DNA replication.DNA structures in insects.Genetic control of embryonic development in insects.Cutting, pasting, copying and measuring of DNA.Applications of PCR techniques in Entomology.Transposable-element vectors to transform the genes in insects.Using the molecular techniques in sex determination and diverse in sex - determination,Molecular basis of insect behavior,Application of molecular techniques in insect taxonomy,Population ecology and molecular genetics,Using transgenic pest and beneficial insects for pest management programs.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Gene structure and DNA replication in insects
2DNA structures in insects
3Genetic control of embryonic development in insects
4Cutting, pasting, copying and measuring of DNA
5Molecular genetic techniques
6Applications of PCR techniques in Entomology
7Transposable-element vectors to transform the genes in insects
8Midterm Exam
9Using the molecular techniques in sex determination and diverse in sex - determination
10Molecular basis of insect behavior
11Application of molecular techniques in insect taxonomy
12Population ecology and molecular genetics
13Using transgenic pest and beneficial insects for pest management programs
14Term paper.
15Presentation of the project.
16Final Exam.
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Hoy, Marjorie A. 1994. Insect Molecular Genetics: An Introduction to Principles and Applications. Academic Press, New York, 546 pages. 2.Yıldırım, A., F. Bardakcı, M. Karataş ve B. Tanyolaç, 2007. Moleküler Biyoloji. Nobel Yayın Evi, 1. Baskı, 614s.
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)
Quiz6318
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation11515
Report Presentation11515
Self Study14798
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13535
Individual Study for Final Examination14545
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)254
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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