Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9104035532007Utilization of Morphometric Analyze Techniques in Aquaculture and Determination of DeformaElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Language of Instruction
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is understanding of morphometric methods for description of different body formations depend on malformations in fish
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Şahin Saka, Prof. Dr. Kürşat Fırat
Learning Outcomes
1Ability to perform geometrical morphometrical analysis method
2Ability to prepare of samples for analysis
3Ability to apply statistical methods according to image analysis
4Ability to apply some methods for separation malformed fish
5Ability to separate deformation types observed in cultured fish
6Ability to perform computer software about this subject
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
In this course, determination of normal development in culture conditions, description of malformations occurred in intensive culture systems, and also importance and eliminations of deformities by morphometrical analysis methods will be described in detail.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Notochorda, fins and skeletal system in fishIntroduction to laboratory and equipments
2Description of bone and cartilage developmentDissection process of fish
3Description of biotical and abiotical factors caused deformityStaining of bone and cartilage
4Description of deformities depend on region (fin)Staining of bone and cartilage and taking photo under microscope
5Description of deformities depend on region (vertebra)Image analysis in stained fish
6Description of deformities depend on region (head)Image analysis in stained fish
7Description of morphometrical methods used in aquaculture Image analysis in stained fish
8Mid examEvaluation
9Geometrical morphometry methodUsing of software
10Description of software used in geometrical morphometry method IData analysis on image
11Description of coordinates and landmarks used in geometrical morphometry methodData analysis on image
12Description of statistical software used in geometrical morphometry method IData analysis on image
13Description of statistical software used in geometrical morphometry method IIData analysis on image
14Term Project presentationTerm 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-Hoar, W.S. and Randal, D.J. 1969. Fish Physiology. Academic Press. New York. 9- Stoskopf, M.K. 1993. Fish Medicine. W.B. Saunders Company, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inch. Philadelphia 10-Evans, D.H. 1998. The Physiology of Fishes.CRC Press LLC Marine Science Series, Boca Raton, Florida 11-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
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Attending Lectures14228
Team/Group Work248
Report Preparation188
Report Presentation111
Individual Study for Mid term Examination166
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO1 454455
LO25 5  34
LO455 55 5
LO555454 5
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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