Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9103106082014Symbiotic Relations in PlantsElective128
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to make students aware of symbiotic relationships in plants and to illustrate their application fields.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Rengin ELTEM, Prof.Dr. Aynur GÜREL
Learning Outcomes
1Be aware of the responses of plants against to biotic and abiotic factors.
2Importance of symbiosis for ecology and the solution of environment problems.
3Gaining the knowledge about the application fields of symbiosis in plants.
4Gaining the knowledge about the role of endophytic fungi and endophyte-plant interactions in soil biology.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Effects of environmental conditions on plant health, responses of plants against to biotic and abiotic factors, physiological changes caused by pathogens in plants, plant-fungi interactions, mutualistic symbiosis: mycorrhizal symbiosis, endophytic symbiosis, plant-bacteria interactions: legume-Rhizobium symbiosis, plant breeding for resistance to diseases, study of disease resistance using plant tissue culture techniques.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Effects of environmental conditions on plant health
2Responses of plants against to biotic and abiotic factors
3Physiological changes caused by pathogens in plants
4Plant-fungus interactions,
5Mutualistic symbiosis
6Mycorrhizal symbiosis,
7The new progresses and studies in plant symbiotic relationships
8Midterm Exam
9Endophytic symbiosis.
10Plant-bacteria interactions
11Legume-rhizobium symbiosis
12Plant breeding for resistance to diseases
13Study of disease resistance using plant tissue culture techniques
14New progresses and latest developments in plant symbiotic relationships.
15Presentation of project
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Declerck, S., Strullu, G.,D., Fortin, A. (2005). In vitro culture of mycorrhizas. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. Sneh, B., Jabaji-Hare, S., Neate, S., Dijst, G., (1996). Rhizoctonia Species: Taxonomy, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Pathology and Disease Control. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. Isaac, S., (1992). Fungal-Plant Interactions. Chapman & Hall, London.
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)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Project Preparation14545
Project Presentation14343
Individual Study for Mid term Examination16060
Individual Study for Final Examination16060
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)240
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