Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
402001082006BIOLOGY-I(BOTANY)Compulsory115
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to give basic concepts related to Plant world, in other words, Plant Biology to the beginner students and provide comprehension of these concepts and subjects.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. İsmail TÜRKAN, Prof. Dr. Nedret Şengonca, Prof. Dr. Aykut Güvensen, Doç. Dr. Meliha Gemici
Learning Outcomes
1Comprehending definitions and basic concepts related with living world
2Comprehending and giving meaning to hierarchical organization from primitive to advanced in plant world in the context of biological concepts
3Comprehending the structural and functional properties of plant organization and relating to each other
4Comprehending and giving meaning to reproduction and structure and process related with reproduction in plant world
5Compherending and examining working mechansims of living events in plants and relations with other lives
6Compherending the grow and development events in plants and relating these events with environment
7Compherending and interrogating the definitions and concepts related with heritage and evolution in plants
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction, The Living World concept, The meaning and importance of Botany Science, The Classification and Entitling of Plants; Cell Concept and Cell Theory; Cell Structure of Plant, Plant Tissues, Plant Organs, Plant Organs and Reproduction, The Structures of Reproduction Organs at Advanced Plants, Plant Structural Fonctions (Examination at Plant Physiology introduction level), Water and Matter Receiving and Transmitting Mechanisms at Plants, Energitic Events at Plants, Photosyntesis and Chemosynthesis, Energitic Events at Plants, Aerobic Respiration and Fermentation, Enzymes, Nitrogen Metabolism and Metabolic Product Synthesis, Grow and Development of Plants, Plant Hormones and Movement, Basic Concepts Concerning Plant Genetic
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, The Living World concept, The meaning and importance of Botany Science: The properties of living organisms forming the investigation object of Biology as being a Life Science [structural hierarchial order (from cell structure to ecosystem), chemical composition, matter ve energy transferring (metabolism), growing-diversity, adaptation, regeneration, movement, mutation and related opinions]; The classification of Living World; Biological sciences, Plants and their imporance are given.Meeting and information about application program
2The Classification and Naming of Plants; Cell Concept and Cell Theory; Cell Structure of Plant: The subjects of the classification of plant world in the view of “division”, the naming principals of plant species; The investigation of plant cell structure (cell wall, cell membrane, cytoplasm (cytosol and ER systems ve Golgi ), hücre organelles (mitochondria, plastids, peroxisome, glioxisome), cell skeleton system; Nucleus and chromosome structures; Vakuol and its function; Cell Division (Mitotic Division) are givenIntroducing and instructions of microscope. Preparation with different type materials and image vision applications.
3Plant Tissues: The subjects of the classification and functions of meristems; The classification and essential functions tissues (Epidermis and derivatives (stomata and tricomes); Support tissue (collenchyma and sclerenchyma), Secration tissue (Secration hairs, glands and canals); Conducting tissue structures and types (floem ve xylem components) are given.Cells and tissues. Plant tissues’ structures and examination with microscope. The preparation of phases (cells having divided, mitotic division, mitotic division phases at onion root tip) and examination with microscope
4Plant Organs: The subjects of root and stem morphology, metamorphosis and anatomy (with differences between monocotyledones and dicotyledones) are given.The presentation of parts of plants’ morphological structures with living samples. The examination on living samples related with root, its function, types and metamorphosis at plants.
5Plant Organs: The subjects of root and stem morphology, metamorphosis and anatomy (with differences between monocotyl and dicotyl) are given.The examination on living samples related with stem, its function, types and metamorphosis at plants
6The Structures of Reproductive Organs at Higher Plants: The subjects of the structures of flower, fruit and seed are given.The examination on living samples related with leaf, its function, types, formations on body and metamorphoses at plants.
7Plant Structural Mechanisms (Examination at Plant Physiology introduction level): The subjects of mineral element composition of plants and the functions of mineral nutrition on plants are givenThe examination on living samples related with flower, its function, types at plants. The extraction of flower formula and diagram
8Midterm
9Water and Matter Uptake and Conducting Mechanisms at Plants: The subjects of diffusion, osmosis and turgidity events related to water metabolism; permeability at cell membrane; Active and passive water and mineral uptake and conducting mechanisms; Transpirasion and its importance are given.Repetition with flower parts, ovaryum types, ovul’s general structure, double fertilisation, formations of fruit and seed
10Water and Matter Uptake and Conducting Mechanisms at Plants: The subjects of diffusion, osmosis and turgidity events related to water metabolism; permeability at cell membrane; Active and passive water and mineral uptake and conducting mechanisms; Transpirasion and its importance are given.The examination on living samples related with fruit, its function, types, at plants. The determination of different fruit types with diagnosis keys.
11Energitic Events at Plants, Aerobic Respiration and Fermentation: The subjects of the definiton and concept of aerobic and anaerobic respiration; cell alignment and metabolic functional mechanism of respiration; oxidative photophosphorilasion energy production; fermentation event and basic concepts related to its importance in plants are givenThe examination on living samples related with seed, its – function, types, at plants. Germination mechanisms and development biology. Distribution mechanisms at plants and examination with samples.
12Enzymes, Nitrogen Metabolism and Metabolic Product Synthesis: The subjects of enyzmes’ structures, types and operations at metabolism; the importance of nitrogen for plants, its metabolism and symbiotic nitrogen fixation; photosynthesis products at plants and basic information about transformation to other products and transmission of metabolits on floem are given.Basic physiological events at plants, the setup of simple experiments on photosynthesis, respiration, diffusion, osmosis, turgidity and water conducting and evaluation of the results.
13Grow and Development Events at Plants: The subjects of the grow, diversity and development concepts of plants at cell, tissue and organ levels; vegetative and reproductive grow; Photoperiod and phytocrome activities at flowering are examinedLiving world. The basics of systematic, the introduction of 3 domains and 5 kingdoms. The presentation of microscopic and macroscopic samples having different numbers for each world up to animal world. Giving information about life cycles via some samples.
14Plant Hormones and Movement: The subjects of basic information regarding to the roles of plant hormones on grow and development and basic meaning and importance of movement fact at plants are examined. Plant world, the introduction of vasculer plants and the explanation of their life cycles (moss, fern, gymnospermes, angiosperms) with examples.
15Basic Concepts Concerning Plant Genetic: Basic information regarding to genotype, fenotype concepts; Mendel Laws; dominant, recessive and equivalent gene heritage; mutations and evoluation theory are given. Exam
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Vardar,Y. Seçmen, Ö. Bitki Morfolojisinde Temel Bilgiler. Barış Yayınlar.İzmir. 1993 Vardar,Y. Güven, A. Bitki Fizyolojisine Giriş. Barış Yayınları. İzmir. 1993 Işık, K.(ed.). Bitki Biyolojisi. Palmae Yayınları. 2004 Gündüz, E., Demirsoy, A., Türkkan, İ (Eds). Biyoloji. Palmae Yayınları.İzmir.2006
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 Examination175
Laboratory Examination125
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11212
Final Examination11212
Attending Lectures14342
Laboratory14228
Field Trip3412
Report Preparation236
Report Presentation4312
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)152
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