INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Genetics and Bioengineering Master With Thesis
2013-2014

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 533 Plant Growt and Development Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
7.5 41 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
, Mehmet Serdal Sak├žali, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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COURSE OBJECTIVE
To learn the basics and the most recent advances within molecular and physiological plant development and how environmental constrains affect plant growth and development. The course covers various processes of plant development such as cell division, meristem activity, embryogenesis and organogenesis. Signal transduction and regulation of growth and development by plant hormones are other central topics of the course. The effects of various stress factors, such as abiotic, biotic and drought stress are illuminated both on the molecular and the whole-plant level.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to plants
  2. Plants and Plant Cells
  3. Plant membrane as environmental sensors
  4. Plant response to environment
  5. Introduction to Stress
  6. Secondary Metabolites and Plant Defense
  7. Phytochrome and Light Control of Plant Development
  8. Blue-Light Responses_ Stomatal Movements and Morphogenesis
  9. Plant Hormones&SignalTransduction
  10. Plant Growth and Development
  11. Presentations
  12. Presentations
  13. Presentations
  14. Presentations

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Project
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Homework125
    Presentation125
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Plants
    • Developmental stages of plants
    • external effects in growth and development
    • internal effects in growth and development
    • plant growth regulations
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Plant Physiology, Taiz & Zaiger, 2010

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)133
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)133
    Midterm Examination (1 week)11010
    Final Examination(1 week)12525
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination7,50
    Total Workload: 41
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 2