Information Package / Course Catalogue
Physiology of Plant Nutritional Disorders
Course Code: ZTO501
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement
Theory: 2
Prt.: 2
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

In this course,visual diagnosis of mineral disorders (deficiencies and toxicities),factors affecting nutrient disorders,metabolic alterations in plants related with nutrient disorders and effects of mineral disorders on growth,yield and quality of plants are examined.Attendances gain skill to interpret physiological processes in plants in relation with mineral nutrient disorders.

Course Content

Diagnosis of mineral disorders, factors affecting mineral nutrient disorders, metabolic alterations in plants related with nutrient disorders, effect of mineral nutrient disorders on growth, yield and quality of plants

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to diagnose visual symptoms of mineral nutrient disorders (deficiencies and toxicities) of plants
2.To be able to comprehend the factors that affect mineral nutrient disorders in plants
3.To be able to explain physiology of macro (N,P,K,Ca,Mg and S) elements disorders in plants
4.To be able to explain physiology of micro (Fe,Zn;Mn,Cu,B and Mo) elements disorders in plants
5.To be able to interpret the relations among nutrient disorders and growth,yield and quality of plants
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Marschner, H., 1995.Mineral Nutrition Higher Plants.2 nd Ed. Academic Press.Amsterdam.
2.Mengel, K., Kirkby, A.E., 2001. Principles of Plant Nutrition.5th Ed.Kluwer Academic Pub. Dordrecht.
3.Bergmann, W., 1998. Nutritional Disorders of Plants.Gustav Fischer Verlag Jena.Stuttgart.
4.Salisbury, F.B., Ross, C.W., 1992. Plant Physiology.4th Ed.Wadswort Pub. California.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Diagnosis of visual symptoms of mineral disorders of plants
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Literature research
Week 2 - Theoretical
Factors (biotic and abiotic) affecting nutrient disorders
Week 3 - Theoretical
Physiology of N disorders in plants
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Determination of homework
Week 4 - Theoretical
Physiology of P disorders in plants
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 5 - Theoretical
Physiology of K disorders in plants
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 6 - Theoretical
Physiology of Ca disorders in plants
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Collecting samples
Week 7 - Theoretical
Mechanism of photooxidative damage in plants
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Collecting samples
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
MIDTERM EXAM
Week 9 - Theoretical
Physiology of S disorders in plants
Week 10 - Theoretical
Physiology of Fe disorders in plants
Week 11 - Theoretical
Physiology of Mn disorders in plants
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Collecting samples
Week 12 - Theoretical
Physiology of B disorders in plants
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 13 - Theoretical
Physiology of Zn disorders in plants
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 14 - Theoretical
Physiology of Cu disorders in plants
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Determination of homework
Week 15 - Theoretical
The formation of nutritional disorders in plants, symptoms, and the differences
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Seasonal project
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 - Theory140228
Lecture - Practice140228
Assignment203060
Term Project104040
Midterm Examination101414
Final Examination103030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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