Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102096151998Plant Genetic ResourcesElective118
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of the course to ensure that plant genetic resources [means the reproductive or vegetative propagating material i.e. cultivated varieties (cultivars) in current use and newly developed varieties; obsolete cultivars; primitive cultivars (land races); wild and weed species, near relatives of cultivated varieties; special genetic stocks (including elite and current breeders’ line and mutants)] of economic and/or social interest, particularly for agriculture, will be explored, preserved, evaluated and made available for plant breeding and scientific purposes. This undertaking is based on the universally accepted principle that plant genetic resources are a heritage of mankind and consequently should be available without restriction.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Hakan Geren
Learning Outcomes
11. Introduction, learning of origin of agriculture and development of cultivated crops
22. Understanding of origin centre (genetic biodiversity) of crops
33. Learning and making synthesis about plant genetic resources
44. Understanding of evaluation on plant introductions and making variation and selection of parents
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Development of cultivated crops, starting area and time of agriculture, differences between cultivated and their wild ancestor, genetic biodiversity centres of the world and Turkey, material of plant genetic resources and their importance and usage in terms of plant breeding, obsolete and new cultivated crops, hybridization, changing of chromosome number, mutation, identification of the aim of hybridization, selection of parents.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, development of cultivated crops, starting area and time of agriculture, differences between cultivated and their wild ancestor
2Genetic biodiversity centres of the world
3Genetic biodiversity centres of Turkey
4Wild species, intersection species, local populations, old varieties
5Decreasing components in genetic biodiversity
6Activities on plant genetic resources in Turkey and their utilisation
7Plant introductions, new cultivated varieties, new varieties belong to obsolete cultivated varieties
8intermediate exam
9Hybridization, gene-character relations, qualitative heritage, gene interactions
10Gene effect on quantitative heritage, changing of chromosome number
11Mutations
12Evaluation or exchange of plant genetic resources
13Identification of the aim of hybridisation, selection of parents.
14Hybridisation techniques
15Presentation of term project
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Açıkgöz, N., 2004, Kültür Bitkilerinin Gelişimi, Bitki Genetik Kaynaları, Bitki İntrodüksiyonları, Varyasyon Oluşturma, Melezleme, Ebeveyn Seçimi, Ege Tarımsal Araş.Enst. Yayın No: 114, İzmir 2. Demir, İ., 1990, Genel Bitki Islahı, EÜZF Yay.No:496, İzmir
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11010
Final Examination11515
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Report Preparation6636
Report Presentation6636
Project Preparation6636
Project Presentation6636
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)250
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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