Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105135472018Plant Physiology and BiochemistryElective116
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Language of Instruction
English
Objectives of the Course
Evaluate to basic principles of plant function water relations, mineral transport, phloem transport in plant and cell physiology and biochemistry including photosynthesis, respiration and nitrogen and lipid metabolism in theory and application
Name of Lecturer(s)
Lecturer R. Özcan Beşergil
Learning Outcomes
1Learn basic principal of plant physiology
2Learn basic principals of plant water-relations and comprehension relationship environment and agriculture
3Set up connection between plant physiology principals and chemistry, physics and biochemistry
4Evaluate concept of other areas in plant science on the basis of plant physiology knowledge.
5Formulate hypotheses, collect and analyze data, and present results in the standard format of a scientific report
6Evaluate the plant metabolism based on biochemical and physiological principals
7Demonstrate comprehension of basic concepts and the ability to use scientific terminology accurately through oral and written communication.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
In this course water potential, water balance and transport in plants, membrane potential and solute transport, mineral assimilation, phloem transport, biochemistry and metabolism
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Water potential, water balance and transport in plants
2Membrane potential and solute transport
3Water loss, transpiration
4Mineral nutrition
5Solute transport
6Photosynthesis: The light reactions
7Photosynthesis: Carbon reactions
8Midterm
9Photosynthesis: Physiological and ecological considerations
10Phloem transport
11Cellular respiration
12Fermentation
13Pentose phosphate pathway and comparison of respiration pathways
14Lipid metabolism
15Nitrogen metabolism
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Kaynak Taiz, L., and E. Zeiger. 2006. Plant Physiology. 4th ed. Sinauer Associates, Inc. Publihers, Sunderland, MA Güven, A. 2008. Bitki Fizyolojisi Ders Notları, Bornova
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the sections of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation".
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination140
Laboratory130
Report Presentation130
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination515
Final Examination515
Discussion20120
Report Preparation15115
Report Presentation515
Project Preparation20120
Project Presentation515
Seminar515
Criticising Paper10110
Self Study20120
Individual Study for Mid term Examination20120
Individual Study for Final Examination20120
Reading20120
Report515
Homework515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
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PO
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PO
8
LO1 5      
LO2 4      
LO3 3      
LO4 3      
LO5 3      
LO6 5      
LO7 4      
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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