Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9103106042014Transgenic PlantsElective128
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to make students aware of transgenic plants and to illustrate their application fields.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Aynur GÜREL, Prof. Dr. Bahattin TANYOLAÇ
Learning Outcomes
1Gaining information of generation of transgenic plants
2Gaining knowledge on advantages and disadvantages of transgenic plants
3Comprehending risk assessment of transgenic plants
4Being aware of new progresses and researches on transgenic plants.
5Comprehending general principles on transgenic plants.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction to transgenic plants. Production methods of transgenic plants. Advantages and disadvantages. Relations with environment of transgenic plants. Germplasm conservation. Seed banks. Local varieties. Co-existence. Development of resistance to abiotic stress factors in transgenic plants. Development of resistance to diseases and pests in transgenic plants. Development of resistance to herbicides. Nutrition quality in transgenic plants. Production of edible vaccines and pharmaecuticals in transgenic plants. Identification methods of transgenic plants. New progresses and researches on transgenic plants.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to transgenic plants.
2Production methods of transgenic plants.
3Advantages and disadvantages.
4Relations with environment of transgenic plants.
5Germplasm conservation, Seed banks. Local varieties. Co-existence.
6Development of resistance to abiotic stress factors in transgenic plants.
7Development of resistance to diseases and pests in transgenic plants.
8Midterm Exam
9Development of resistance to herbicides.
10Nutrition quality in transgenic plants.
11Production of edible vaccines and pharmaecuticals in transgenic plants.
12Identification methods of transgenic plants.
13New progresses and researches on transgenic plants.
14New progresses and researches on transgenic plants.
15Homework presentation.
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Kole, C., Michler, C. H., Abbott, A.,G., Hall, T.C., 2010. Transgenic Crop Plants. Principles and Development. Vol.1: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Tzotzos, G.,T., Head, G.,P., Hull, R., 2009. Genetically Modified Plants: Assessing Safety and Managing Risk. Elsevier Inc.
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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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Project Presentation12020
Individual Study for Homework Problems16868
Individual Study for Mid term Examination16060
Individual Study for Final Examination16060
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)240
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