Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001001262015AQUATIC PLANTSCompulsory123
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Within this course, biology, ecology, usage areas and culture techniques of a variety of freshwater plants and marine algae such as Gracilaria, Porphyra, Undaria, etc are given which have economical value.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Semra Cirik, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yaşar DURMAZ, Assist. Prof. Dr. Edis KORU
Learning Outcomes
1Description of aquatic plants and evaluation of their ecology
2Describing phenomena that aquatic plants cause
3Biomass measurements of aquatic plants and contrasting factors important in their growth
4Examples of aquatic plant culture types
5Solving problems in aquatic plant culture in aquaculture farms
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Biology of aquatic plants, cytologic and biochemical properties, morphology, growth, and life cycle. Characterization of aquatic plants, their ecology, ecological factors in their distribution, ecological classification of freshwater sytems and their biota; culture of aquatic plants, usage areas, cultured aquarium plants, description of culture techniques for Porphyra, Gracilaria, and Undaria.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Description of aquatic plants and evaluation of their ecology and biological phenomena that they cause.Groups of aquatic plants
2Description of the biology of aquatic plantsIsolation and planting of aquatic plants
3Characterization of aquatic plantsNutrient media preparation for aquatic plant culture
4Introduction to cultured aquatic plants, and their usage areasPlanting methods and techniques
5Problem solving with TACulture techniques and experimental design
6Physico‐chemical parameters of aquatic plant culture.Problem solving with TA
7Midterm exam
8Aquatic plant Culture types and techniquesBreeding techniques in aquatic plants
9Open and closed culture systems and problem solving with TAObtaining agar, karragenan, and alginate
10Introduction to Ulva cultureProblem solving with TA
11Description of Porphyra cultureProblem solving with TA
12Description of Gracilaria cultureMicroscopic examination of Porphyra
13Description of Undaria cultureMicroscopic examination of Gracilaria
14Problem solving with TAMicroscopic examination of Undaria
15Term Project presentationProblem solving with TA
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Cirik, Ş., Cirik, S. 1999. Su Bitkileri (Deniz Bitkilerinin Biyolojisi Ekolojisi Yetiştirme Teknikleri). Ders Kitabı. Ege Üniversitesi Su Ürünleri Fakültesi Yayınları No:58, Bornova, İzmir. Cirik, S. Cirik, Ş., Conk‐Dalay, M. 2000. Su Bitkileri II (İçsu Bitkilerinin Biyolojisi, Ekolojisi, Yetiştirme Teknikleri). Ege Üniversitesi Su Ürünleri Fakültesi Yayınları No: 61, Ders Kitabı Dizini No: 28, Bornova, İzmir. Cirik, S., Cirik, Ş. 1990. Limnoloji. Ege Üniversitesi Su Ürünleri Fakültesi Yayınları, No: 21. Bornova, İzmir. Cirik, S., Gökpınar, Ş. 1999. Plankton Bilgisi ve Kültürü. Ege Üniversitesi Su Ürünleri Fakültesi Yayınları, No:47, Ders Kitabı Dizini No: 19, Bornova İzmir.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
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)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Quiz111
Attending Lectures14114
Laboratory14228
Tutorial515
Report Preparation11010
Report Presentation111
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)86
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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