Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102125151998Nutrition Physiology of PlantsElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this lecture is to understand basic subjects related with nutritional and physiological processes according to physical and chemical laws, connecting events between nutrition and physiology, inspecting nutrition, yield and quality in sustainable agriculture and analyzing the effect of plant hormones.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Müzeyyen SEÇER
Learning Outcomes
13- Inspecting of the effect of water potential in plant-water relations
24- Arranging of uptake and translocation characteristics of plant nutrients
36- Recognition of the effect of nutrition on crop quality
47- Awareness of physiological effects of plant growth regulators
55- Comparison of physiology of foliar uptake and root nutrition
62- Analysing of plant cells, membranes and ion traffic
71- Commenting of nutrition in plants according to physiological laws.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
• Cell Structure, membrane systems and ion traffic • Relations between plant and water, diffusion, water potential • Relations between plant and nutrients, uptake and translocation • Foliar uptake of nutrients • Effects of nutrients on crop quality • Physiological effect of plant growth regulators
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Why it is important to know the nutritional physiology of cultured plants? The preview of subjects which are scheduled for each lecture
2Cell, Structure and models of membranes, ion traffic
3Organelles, their morphology, physiology and structural changes under the effect of nutritional conditions. Examination of electron microscopic images.
4Plant-water relationship, importance and functions of water, hydratation, water potential, osmosis, water transport in plants
5Water uptake, root pressure, water lost, Gutation, Transpiration, Water transport in Xylem, Relationship between nutrition and stomata behaviours.
6Transpiration coefficiency, Water deficiency in plants, Progress, Causes, Salinity, Physiological and Biochemical effects of water deficit in Plants
7Relations between plant and nutrients, functions of nutrients in metabolism, factors affecting nutrient content in plants.
8Uptake and Transport of nutrients in plants, passive ion uptake (Ion exchange, Donnan equilibrium, Mass flow)
9Active Ion absorption by plants (Carrier theory; ATP and Sytochrom theories, Factors affecting nutrient uptake by plants
10Mid Term
11Nutrient transport in distance (Xylem, Flöem and horizontal transport from leaves into the plant), movement and circulation of nutrients in plants, wash out of nutrients from leaves
12Ion absorption by leaves, leaf fertilization and comparison of root and leaf fertilization, kleyts, their movements and natural kleyts in plants
13Effects of nutrients on crop quality (by means of carbohydrate, proteins and organic nitrogen compounds.)
14Effects of nutrients on crop quality by means of mineral contents and vitamins. Kinds and properties of vitamins.
15Plant growth regulators, description, properties, types (IAA, Gibberellic acids, cytokinins), Growth inhibitors, Anti gibberellic acids, effect of nutrients on plant growth regulators.
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
• Seçer, M. :1988 “Bitki Besleme Fizyolojisi” Ders Teksiri, Ege Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Teksir No:62/1 s(1-30) Bornova / İZMİR • Mengel, K.; 1991 “Ernahrung und Staffwechsel der Pflanze” 7. Auflage Gustav Fischer Verlag Jena, ISBN 3-334-00310-8 • Salisburg F.B., Ross C.W.:1992 “Plant Physiology” Fourth Edition, ISBN 0-534-15162-0, Wads Worth, Inc.
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
Quiz155
Attending Lectures14342
Criticising Paper10110
Self Study148112
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)213
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