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Syllabus ( BENG 436 )


   Basic information
Course title: Plant Biotechnology and Genetics
Course code: BENG 436
Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bengü ERGÜDEN
ECTS credits: 5
GTU credits: 3 ()
Year, Semester: 4, Spring
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: None
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: The aim of the course is to provide students with information in the field of plant biotechnology and genetics so that they can discuss this subject and form ideas.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define biodiversity and plant molecular genetic structure in plants.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles which constitute the basis of bioengineering applications
    2. Acquire knowledge on current bioengineering applications from the industrial and scientific aspects

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. Describe the methods used in the field of plant genetic engineering.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles which constitute the basis of bioengineering applications
    2. Acquire knowledge on current bioengineering applications from the industrial and scientific aspects

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  3. Explain the techniques used in the field of plant biotechnology.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles which constitute the basis of bioengineering applications
    2. Conduct and develop bioengineering applications for relevant sectors such as health and agricultural industry.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
   Contents Up
Week 1: As a material: Plant
Week 2: Mendelian Genetics & Plant Reproduction
Week 3: Plant Breeding
Week 4: Exceptional Plant Genomes
Week 5: Tissue Culture; The manipulation of Plant Development
Quiz 1
Week 6: Tissue Culture Techniques
Week 7: Metabolic Engineering
Quiz 2
Week 8: Transgenic Plant Production
Midterm Exam
Week 9: Plant Genetic Engineering: Transformation Methodologies
Week 10: Plant Genetic Engineering: Genome Editing
Week 11: Analysis of Genetically Engineered Plants
Quiz 3
Week 12: Regulations and Biosafety
Week 13: Model Organisms
Week 14: Applications of Plant Biotechnology
Quiz 4
Week 15*: -
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: Plant Biotechnology and Genetics: Principles, Techniques, and Applications by C. Neal Stewart, Jr (2nd edition 2016, Wiley)
Recommended readings: Plant Biotechnology: Experience and Future Prospects. Agnes Ricroch et al (2nd edition. 2021 Springer)
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 0
Homework: 0
Quiz: 5, 7, 11, 14 20
Final exam: 16 50
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 4 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 1 4
Own study for mid-term exam: 8 1
Mid-term: 2 1
Personal studies for final exam: 15 1
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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