Information Package / Course Catalogue
Physiology of Agricultural Plants in Stress
Course Code: ZTO522
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: 7
Objectives of the Course

In general the aim of the course is to give information about response of plants against environmental stress factors.

Course Content

Terminology, Sources of environmental stress for plants. Physical Sources (Drought, Temperature, Radiation, Flooding, Mechanical, Electrical, Magnetic, Wind). Chemical Sources (Air Pollution, Allelochemicals, Nutrients, Pesticides, Toxins, Salts, pH of soil solution). Biotic Sources (Competition, Allelopathy, Lack of Symbiosis, Human Activities, Diseases, Insects)

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Mehmet Ali DEMİRAL
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to recognize and classify the concept of stress.
2.To be able to recognize the concept of plant under stress.
3.To be able to recognize the concept of zero stress.
4.To be able to recognize and classify the plant responses against environmental stress.
5.To learn the stress related protein synthesis, and functions of these proteins under stress conditions.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.The Physiology of Plants under Stress. Maynard G. Hale, David M. Orcutt. 1987. John Wiley & Sons Inc. ISBN. 0-471-88997-0.
2.Bitki Besleme. Burhan Kacar, Vahap Katkat. 1998. Vipaş Yayınları. ISBN: 975-564-068-1.
3.Bitki Fizyolojisi. Burhan Kacar, Vahap Katkat, Şule Öztürk. 2002. Nobel Yayıncılık. ISBN. 978-975-591-833-4.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Terminology
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Power point presentation.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Physical Stress Factors
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Power point presentation.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Physical Stress Factors
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Power point presentation.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Physical Stress Factors
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Power point presentation.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Physical Stress Factors
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Laboratory work.
Week 6 - Theoretical
Physical Stress Factors
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Laboratory work.
Week 7 - Theoretical
Physical Stress Factors
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Laboratory work.
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Chemical Stress Factors
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Laboratory work.
Week 10 - Theoretical
Chemical Stress Factors
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Laboratory work.
Week 11 - Theoretical
Chemical Stress Factors
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Experimental Study at greenhouse
Week 12 - Theoretical
Biotic Stress Factors
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Power point presentation.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Biotic Stress Factors
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Experimental Study at greenhouse
Week 14 - Theoretical
Biotic Stress Factors
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Power point presentation.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Biotic Stress Factors
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Power point presentation.
Week 16 - Theoretical
Final Examination
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140228
Lecture - Practice140228
Assignment201020
Term Project202040
Laboratory80216
Midterm Examination101616
Final Examination103232
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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OÇ-1
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
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4
OÇ-2
2
3
3
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4
4
4
4
3
3
OÇ-3
2
2
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3
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3
3
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4
OÇ-4
3
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3
2
2
2
2
2
2
OÇ-5
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
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4
4
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