Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
402002102006SEEDED PLANTSCompulsory245
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to introduce and give information about general taxonomy principles, taxonomic categories (species, superspecies, subspecies), nomeclature rules, botanic names (species epithet and their meaning), the classification systems of plants, general properties of Spermatophyta, first land plants and evolutions, general properties and classification of Gymnospermae and their important taxa and order, families and plants in our country, general properties, classification, origin place and time of Angiospermae and their important taxa and order, families and plants in our country.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Aykut GÜVENSEN, Doç. Dr. Serdar Gökhan Şenol, Doç. Dr. Hasan Yıldırım
Learning Outcomes
1Learning taxonomic categories and nomeclateral rules
2Comparing classification systems from primitive to present day
3Spermatophyta, general properties, first land plants and evolutions, acquiring information about classification
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The pricinciples of general taxonomy, botany names, plants classification systems, the properties and classification of Spermatophyta, Gymnospermae, angiospermae, important taxonomic groups (class, order, family, species)
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The introduction to Spermatophyta course and place and importance of plants in living world The introduction to basic systematic groups in Spermatophyta, phylogenetic relations and principles of systematic
2Principles of Genel Taxonomy -Taxonomic Categories -Nomeclatural Rules The presentation of morphologic properties of Archeopteris, Cycadophyta, Gınkgophyta on living samples
3Botany Names (Species epithets and meanings) -Plant İdendification -Herbarium Techniques Gymnospermae 1: The presentation of the members of Cupressaceae, Pinaceae families and families’ properties with samples
4Plant’s Classification Systems -Artificial Systems, Mechanical Systems, Natural Systems, Phylogenetic systems - Modern SystemsGymnospermae 2: The presentation of the members of Pinaceae, Taxaceae, Ephedraceae families and families’ properties with samples, transition to Angiospermae
5Spermatophyta -General properties, first land plants and evolutions -Gymnospermae, general properties The presentation of diagnosis key of our country’s Angiospermae families’s, presentation of Amenthum (Quercus sp., Populus sp.) flower case. Morphologic examinations on a sample belonging to Ranunculaceae family and family diagnosis.
6 -Gymospermae’s Classification -Cycadopsida’s properties and classification -Pteridospermales(-aceae)’s important properties and taxa -Cycadales(-aceae)’s important properties and taxa -Bennettitales(-aceae)’s important properties and taxaMorphological examinations on a sample belonging to Brassicaceae family and family diagnosis.
7 -Cordaitales(-aceae)’s important properties and taxa -Ginkgoales (-aceae)’s important properties and taxa -Coniferales(Pinaceae)’s important properties and taxa Morphological examinations on a sample belonging to Lamiaceae family and family diagnosis.
8Midterm Exam
9 -Cupressaceae’s important properties and taxa -Gnetopsida’s properties and classification -Ephedrales(-aceae)’s important properties and taxa -Welwitschiales(-aceae)’s important properties and taxa -Gnetales (-aceae) ’s important properties and taxa Morphological examinations on a sample belonging to Fabaceae family and family diagnosis
10 -General properties of Angiospermae -Theories about Angiospermae’s ancients, place and time of origin -Angiospermae’s classification -Magnoliopsida’s properties and classification Morphological examinations on a sample belonging to Apiaceae family and family diagnosis
11 - Magnoliidae’s important order and family properties and important taxa (Magnoliaceae,Lauraceae,Piperaceae,Nymphaeaceae, Ranunculaceae,Papaveraceae) - Hamamelidae’s important order and family properties and important taxa (Platanaceae,Hamamelidaceae,Moraceae, Juglandaceae, Fagaceae,Casuarinaceae) Morphological examinations on a sample belonging to Boraginaceae family and family diagnosis, family diagnosis on a sample belonging to Geraniaceae family.
12 -Caryophyllidae’s important order and family properties and important taxa (Cactaceae,Chenopodiaceae,Caryophyllaceae) -Dilleniidae’s important order and family properties and important taxa (Malvaceae,Cucurbitaceae,Salicaceae, Brassicaceae, Ericaceae) Morphological examinations on a sample belonging to Caryophyllaceae family and family diagnosis, family diagnosis on a sample belonging to Irıdaceae family and presentation of our country’s monochotil family diagnosis key.
13 -Rosidae’s important order and family properties and important taxa (Crassulaceae,Rosaceae,Mimosaceae,Caesalpinaceae,Fabaceae,Euphorbiaceae, Aceraceae, Geraniaceae, Apiaceae) Morphological examinations on a sample belonging to Liliaceae family and family diagnosis
14 -Asteridae’s important order and family properties and important taxa (Apocynaceae,Solanaceae,Boraginaceae, Lamiaceae,Oleaceae,Scrophulariaceae, Orobanchaceae,Campanulaceae,Asteraceae) Morphological examinations on a sample belonging to Poaceae family and family diagnosis
15 -Liliopsida’s properties and classification, - Important order and family properties and important taxa (Potamogetonaceae,Arecaceae,Araceae, Lemnaceae,Cyperaceae,Typhaceae, Liliaceae, Orchidaceae) Exam
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Ö.Seçmen, Y. Gemici, G.Görk, L. Bekat, E. Leblebici. “Tohumlu Bitkiler Sistematiği”. Ege Üniv. Basımevi, Bornova, İzmir, 2008. V.H.Heywood . “Flowering Plants of the World”. Oxford Univ. Press 1979 N. Zeybek. Farmasötik Botanik, Ege Univ. Basımevi, Bornova,İzmir, 1985
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)
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14228
Field Work7321
Report Preparation133
Report Presentation414
Self Study5210
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11212
Individual Study for Final Examination11212
Reading10220
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)138
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