Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102026122004Diagnosis Methods of Plant VirusesElective128
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of the course is to introduce the students to the the methods used in the diagnosis and detection methods of plant viruses and the diseases they cause, to build the applications of the mentioned methods and to conduct the tests and to organize the report for solving a problem on related topics.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Semih ERKAN, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa GÜMÜŞ
Learning Outcomes
1Arrange the works on the subject and report the results obtained
2Work with diagnostic and recognizing methods and employ the tools
3Apply principles in the methods used for detecting viruses in the plants
4Describe the symptoms caused by viruses in cultivated and indicator
5Use and compare the diagnosis and detection methods of the viruses
6Distinguish plant viruses based on their different features
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
•Basic characteristics of plant viruses and their economic importance,•The methods commonly used for diagnosis and detection of viruses in plants and the historical developments in using them,•The technics in taking samples from plants and the preparation of samples for tests,•Traditional and advanced diagnosis and detection methods of viruses and their applications,•Discussion on the sensivity and reliability of the detection methods, •The interpretation of the results and writing the final report
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, history and development of plant virologyHull, 2004 : p. 1-9 Walkey, 1988 : p. 1-10
2Nomenclature and classification of plant viruses and their composition and structureHull, 2004 : p. 13-47 Walkey, 1988 : p. 11-45
3Visible symptoms and histopatological changes (inclusion bodies) caused by viruses on/in the plantsHull, 2004 : p. 47-67 Walkey, 1988 : p. 63-92
4The identification of plant viruses by host rangeHull, 2004 : p. 67-73 Matthews, 1993: p.21-35
5Mechanical inoculation of selected indicator (test) plantsHull, 2004 : p. 533-546 Walkey, 1988 : p.93-110
6Use of transmission and spread ways in recognizing of plant virusesHull, 2004 : p. 485-527 Walkey, 1988: p.158-198
7Sampling techniques and processing of samples for enrichment and concentrationMatthews, 1993 : p.121-138
8Midterm Exam
9Purification and the determination of certain properties of purified virus preparationsHull, 2004 : p. 75-109 Walkey, 1988: p.111-122
10Detection of plant viruses with serological methodsHull, 2004 : p. 641-660 Walkey,1988: p.123-132
11Electron microscopy Hull, 2004 : p. 637-640 Matthews, 1993: p.178-193
12Nucleic acid based methods for diagnosis and detection of plant virusesHull, 2004 : p. 661-673 Matthews, 1993 : p. 221-245
13Comparison of the detection methods for sensivity and reliabilityMatthews, 1993 : p. 310-325
14Infectivity assays of plant virusesHull, 2004 : p. 628-633 Walkey, 1988 : p.102
15Project presentations by students
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Hull, R., Matthew’s Plant Virology Fourth Edition, Elsevier Acad. Press, U.S.A., XVIII+1001 p., 2004. Matthews, R. E. F., Diagnosis of Plant Virus Diseases. CRC Pres, London, UK, 359 p., 1993. Walkey, D. G. A., Applied Plant Virology. William Heinemann Ltd., London, UK, XIV+ 328 p., 1988.
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
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Quiz414
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Case Study6848
Report Preparation12020
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13535
Individual Study for Final Examination14545
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)208
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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