Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102125102011Microbiological Dynamic and Matter Tranformations in Soil Elective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach to students defining physiological structure, growth properties and relationships of soil microorganisms.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Nur OKUR
Learning Outcomes
1Able to define importance of soil microorganisms
2Capable of defining the role of soil microorganisms in soil-plant relationships
3Able to connect between soil quality and soil microbial activity
4Able to make a list of the applications affecting microbial dynamic of soil
5Able to apply soil microbiological analyses and evaluate the results
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Soil microorganisms, the factors affecting microbiological dynamic of soil, growth properties of soil microorganisms, relationships among soil organisms.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Importance of soil’s microbiological dynamic Presentation of soil microbiology laboratory
2Microbiological dynamic of bacteria Preparing of bacteria culture
3Microbiological dynamic of actinomycet Preparing of actinomycet culture
4Microbiological dynamic of fungi Preparing of fungi culture
5Microbiological dynamic of algae Studying of algae under microscopy
6Soil factors affecting microbiological dynamic in soil Preparation studying
7Growth properties of soil microorganisms Preparation studying
8Relationships between soil microorganisms Studying of antagonistic relationships under microscopy
9Rhizosphere microbiology Studying of rhizosphere microorganisms under microscopy
10Midterms
11Mycorrhizal symbiosis Preparation studying
12Biological N2 fixation Preparation studying
13Microbial ecoology Preparation studying
14Practice examination Practice examination
15Final examinationFinal examination
16
Recommended or Required Reading
Sylvia, D.M., Fuhrmann, J.J., Hartel, P.G., Zuberer, D.A., 1998. Principles and Applications of Soil Microbiology. Prentice-Hall Inc., New Jersey. Alexander, M., 1977. Introduction to soil microbiology, 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. Henis, Y. (ed.), 1987. Survival and dormancy of microorganisms. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York Hudson, H.J., 1986. Fungal Biology. Edward Arnold, Ltd., London.
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)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Report Preparation11010
Report Presentation122
Self Study1410140
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Laboratory Examination122
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)244
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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