Information Package / Course Catalogue
Stress Physiology in Field Crops and Selection Criterias
Course Code: ZTB524
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 7
Objectives of the Course

The response of field crops to abiotic stress conditions and the evaluation of resistant mechanisms in terms of plant morphology and physiology. To determine breeding methods and selection criteria used for improving stres tolerant cultivar varieties.

Course Content

The definition of abiotic stress factors and the effect of stress on plant growth and photosynthesis, the cellular perception of the stress, the response and adaptation mechanisms of plants against abiotic stress, plant breeding methods and selection criterias to improve stress tolerant varieties.

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Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to comprehend the basic information about stress physiology
2.To be able to comprehend the effect of abiotic stress on plant growth
3.To be able to comprehend the effect of abiotic stress on photosynthesis
4.To be able to comprehend the adaptation mechanisms of plants against abiotic stress
5.To be able to comprehend theplant breeding methods and selection criterias to improve stress tolerant varieties, the interpretations of results
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Pessarakli, M. 2002. Physiological responses of Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) to salt stress. In: Handbook of plant and Crop Physiology, 2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded. Ed. By M. Pessarakli. Pp. 681-696.
2.Kacar, B., Katkat, V., Öztürk, Ş. 2002. Bitki Fizyolojisi. Vipaş AŞ Yayın No: 74. Bursa.
3.Taiz, L. And Zeiger, E. 1987. Plant Physiology. The Benjamin /Cummings Publishing Company, Inc.
4.Nilsen, E.T., and Orcutt, D.M. 1996. The phsiology of plants under stres. John Wiley & Sos Inc. New York
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
The definition of abiotic stress factors and the effect of stress on plant growth
Week 2 - Theoretical
Plant water relationship, water transport in plant
Week 3 - Theoretical
The effect of water stress on photosynthesis
Week 4 - Theoretical
Adaptation mechanisms of plants against water stress
Week 5 - Theoretical
Cellular perception of water stress and function of drought stress inducible genes.
Week 6 - Theoretical
The production of key enzymes for Osmolyte and Antioksidant biosynthesis against to water stress.
Week 7 - Theoretical
The selection criterias used for improving drought stress tolerant varieties.
Week 8 - Theoretical
The plant breeding methods to improve water stress tolerant varieties
Week 9 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm
Week 10 - Theoretical
The effects of salt stress on plants
Week 11 - Theoretical
Tolerance mechanisms developed by plants against to salt stress, the mechanisms of Na+ influx and efflux in plants.
Week 12 - Theoretical
The selection criterias and breeding methods used for improving salt stress tolerant varieties.
Week 13 - Theoretical
The effect of high and low temperature on plants
Week 14 - Theoretical
Term Project presentation
Week 15 - Theoretical
Term Project presentation
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140342
Assignment224048
Term Project302060
Quiz2012
Midterm Examination1819
Final Examination114115
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)176
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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