Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102125131998Physiology of Plant Mineral DisordersElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
In this course,visual diagnosis of mineral disorders (deficiencies and toxicities),factors affecting nutrient disorders,metabolic alterations in plants related with nutrient disorders and effects of mineral disorders on growth,yield and quality of plants are examined.Attendances gain skill to interpret physiological processes in plants in relation with mineral nutrient disorders.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Eşref İrget
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to explain physiology of micro (Fe,Zn;Mn,Cu,B and Mo) elements disorders in plants
2To have an ability for interpretation of relations among nutrient disorders and growth,yield and quality of plants
3Being able to have skills for interpretation of relations among mineral disorders and main methabolic and physiologic processes (photosynthesis,water uptake and enzym activity) in plants
4Being able to diagnose visual symptoms of mineral nutrient disorders (deficiencies and toxicities) of plants
5Being able to learn the factors that affect mineral nutrient disorders in plants
6Being able to learn physiology of macro (N,P,K,Ca,Mg and S) elements disorders in plants
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Diagnosis of mineral disorders, factors affecting mineral nutrient disorders, metabolic alterations in plants related with nutrient disorders, effect of mineral nutrient disorders on growth, yield and quality of plants
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Diagnosis of visual symptoms of mineral disorders of plants
2Factors (biotic and abiotic) affecting nutrient disorders
3Physiology of N disorders in plants
4Physiology of P disorders in plants
5Physiology of K disorders in plants
6Physiology of Ca disorders in plants
7Mechanism of photooxidative damage in plants
8MIDTERM EXAM
9Physiology of Mg disorders in plants
10Physiology of Fe disorders in plants
11Physiology of Zn disorders in plants
12Physiology of Mn disorders in plants
13Physiology of Cu disorders in plants
14Physiology of B disorders in plants
15Physiology of Mo disorders in plants
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
1-Marschner, H., 1995.Mineral Nutrition Higher Plants. 2 nd Ed. Academic Press. Amsterdam. 2-Mengel, K., Kirkby, A.E., 2001. Principles of Plant Nutrition. 5th Ed. Kluwer Academic Pub. Dordrecht. 3-Bergmann, W., 1998. Nutritional Disorders of Plants.Gustav Fischer Verlag Jena. Stuttgart. 4-Salisbury, F.B., Ross, C.W., 1992. Plant Physiology. 4th Ed.Wadswort Pub. California.
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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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study148112
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination23060
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)224
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