Information Package / Course Catalogue
Legumes and Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Sustainable Agriculture
Course Code: ZTB542
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 2
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

To teach inform students about the biological nitrogen fixation in legumes, direct research on the subject.

Course Content

Definition of sustainable agriculture, the place and importance of legumes in sustainable agriculture, microorganisms that can fix nitrogen, the importance of these bacteria in the nitrogen cycle, the properties of these bacteria, the importance of nitrogen in the production of field crops, bacterial vaccination, bacterial-plant compatibility, nodule formation.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.Understanding the importance of edible legumes in sustainable agriculture
2.Effects of edible legumes on soil fertility
3.Vaccination of Rhizobium bacteria
4.Importance of Rhizobium bacteria
5.The formation of nodules in legumes
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Sehirali S,1988. Yemeklik Dane Baklagiller. Ankara Üniv. Ziraat Fak. Yayınları. Ders Kitabı: 314
2.Sepetoğlu, H. 2000. Simbiyotik Azot Tespiti. Yüksek Lisans Ders Notları. 51 s.
3.Engin M, 1989. Yemeklik Dane Baklagiller. Çukurova Üniv. Ziraat Fak. Yayınları. Ders Notları: 110
4.Özdemir S, 2006.Yemeklik Baklagiller. Hasad Yayıncılık, İstanbul-Türkiye
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Content and purpose of the lecture, the importance of sustainable agriculture.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Sustainable agriculture system and the importance of legumes in this system
Week 3 - Theoretical
Biological nitrogen fixation and its importance
Week 4 - Theoretical
Stages of biological nitrogen fixation and related microorganisms
Week 5 - Theoretical
Properties of Rhizobium bacteria
Week 6 - Theoretical
The importance of Rhizobium bacteria in nitrogen cycle
Week 7 - Theoretical
Environmental factors affecting the success of Rhizobium bacteria in the nitrogen cycle
Week 8 - Theoretical
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Bacterial vaccination techniques
Week 10 - Theoretical
Preparation of grafting material
Week 11 - Theoretical
Vaccination and sowing of seed
Week 12 - Theoretical
Count of total and active nitrogen nodules
Week 13 - Theoretical
Nodule formation, factors affecting nodule formation
Week 14 - Theoretical
Nodule formation, factors affecting nodule formation
Week 15 - Theoretical
Effects of biological nitrogen fixation on yield and product quality of legumes
Week 16 - Theoretical
Final
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140228
Lecture - Practice140228
Seminar50525
Term Project203060
Project501050
Midterm Examination1246
Final Examination1246
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)203
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
PÇ-6
PÇ-7
PÇ-8
PÇ-9
PÇ-10
OÇ-1
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-2
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-3
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-4
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
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