Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9104035261999Larval Physiology of Cultured Marine FishElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is understanding of physiological developmental stages of cultured marine fish larvae
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Kürşat Fırat, Prof. Dr. Şahin Saka
Learning Outcomes
1Ability to compare of larval stages of different species
2Ability to calculate of endogenous food reserves and swimbladder volume
3Ability to monitor of organelle development
4Ability to prepare of preparat
5Ability to comment of preperat
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In this course, endogenous and exogenous food reserves, digestive tract, swimbladder development and affecting factors, gill lamellas development, osmoregulation, heart and brain system, kidney and endocrine systems, notochorda, and formation of fins and scales will be described in detail.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Description of larval physiologyLaboratory equipments and introduction of histological techniques
2Description of larval endogenous food reservesFixation of preparates
3Development of larval mouth and teethDehydration process
4Development of larval digestive tractBlocking process
5Formation of otolith, description of linea laterale and olfactory systemsDissection process
6Affecting factors swim bladder developmentStaining process
7Swimbladder inflationLarval dissection
8Mid examEvaluation
9Description of gill formation and osmoregulationLarval dissection
10Kidney systems and secretory glandsLarval dissection
11Endocrine system Larval dissection
12Brain and nervous systemHistological comment
13Heart, circulatory and muscle systemsHistological comment
14Skeletal systems, notochorda, stages of formation of scales and fin Term Project presentation
15Term Project presentationTerm Project presentation
16Final examEvaluation
Recommended or Required Reading
1-Bromage, N. R., R. N. Roberts. 1995. Broodstock Management and Egg and Larval Quality. Blackwell Science. 2- Potts, G.W., Wootton. 1984. Fish Reproduction. Academic Press. 3-Shepherd, C. J., Bromage, N.R. 1995. Intensive Fish Farming. Blackwell Science Ltd 4-Beveridge, M.C.M. 1987. Cage Aquaculture. Fishing News Books Ltd. Farnham, Survey, England. 5-Kunz-Ramsay, Y. 2004. Developmental Biology of Teleost Fishes. Springer 6-Babin, P.J., Cerda, J. and Lubzans, E. 2007. Fish Oocyte: From Basic Studies to Biotechnological Applications. Springer Publication. 7-Mc.Millan. D.B. 2007. Fish Histology. Female Reproductive Systems. Springer Publication. 8-Stolen, J.S., Anderson, D.P. and Van Muiswinkel, W.B. 1986. Fish Immunology. Elsevier. Amsterdam. 1986. 9-Hoar, W.S. and Randal, D.J. 1969. Fish Physiology. Academic Press. New York. 10- Stoskopf, M.K. 1993. Fish Medicine. W.B. Saunders Company, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inch. Philadelphia 11-Evans, D.H. 1998. The Physiology of Fishes.CRC Press LLC Marine Science Series, Boca Raton, Florida 12-Genten, F., Terwinghe, E. And Danguy A. 2009. Atlas of Fish Histology.Sciences Publishers.
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
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Laboratory4520
Team/Group Work248
Report Preparation166
Report Presentation111
Individual Study for Mid term Examination188
Individual Study for Final Examination11212
Reading149126
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)237
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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1
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2
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3
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4
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5
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7
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LO2544    
LO35544 55
LO4555435 
LO5 544555
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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