Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Agricultural Biotechnology * BBT   393 5 2 2 4

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. Salih KAFKAS
Prof.Dr.YILDIZ KAÇAR1. Öğretim Grup:A
Prof.Dr.SALİH KAFKAS1. Öğretim Grup:A
Applications area of biotechnology, the use of biotechnology in plant agriculture.
This lesson contains the definition and application areas of biotechnology, tissue culture laboratory organization, embryo rescue and embryo culture, somatic embryogenesis and organogenesis, obtaining haploid plants, protoplast culture and somatic hybridization, plants, gene transfer methods, molecular genetics laboratory organization, DNA, RNA structures Investigation, PCR mechanism genetic markers: morphological and biochemical markers, molecular marker technology and GMOs, and the situation of the world.

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Has basic knowledge generally in Agricultural Sciences and specifically in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
Owns basic scientific information on plant nutrients and their applications which ensure healty nutritions of plants for high quality and economic plant production
Understands the principles of ecological farming in point of sustainable and ecological farming
Has the ability to identify, define, formulize and solve engineering problems. Choses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose.
Assimilates the information which is used for soil conservation, protection against every kinds of misuses and pollution
Analyses soils, their components or their actual process and plans them to accomplish the requirements of sustainable agriculture principles under real limitations
Prepares nutritional programmes for regular nutrition of plants cultivated in each kinds of soil or soilless growing medium
Leads to the application and development of new technolgies, methods and measuring systems in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition area, under the scope of scientific, economic and rational uses of agricultural areas,
Gains the perfection in every kinds of soil, plant, fertilizer and water analyses and their interpretations
Carries the effective working ability and self-confidence for taking the responsibility in solo and team works
Accesses to information and searches literatures for this purpose ,uses databases and other sources
Has the awareness for following the developments in science and technology and renewing them continuously
Builds effective oral and written communication in Turkish and has enough knowledge in at least one foreign language
Constantly improve themselves with determining their training needs in accordance with their interests and abilities in the scientific, cultural, artistic and social fields in addition to their professional development
Gains consciousness for professional and ethical resposibilities
Has enough awareness of project management, workplace applicaitons, health of workers, and environemt and job safety
Be aware of the legal results of their activities
Achieves awareness of the universal and public results of professional solutions and applicaitons and understands the importance of entrepreneurship and modernism

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 The Definition and Application Areas of Biotechnology Reading the papers about the lecture
2 Tissue Culture Laboratory Organization Reading the papers about the lecture
3 Embryo Rescue and Embryo Culture Reading the papers about the lecture
4 Somatic Embryogenesis and Organogenesis Reading the papers about the lecture
5 Obtaining Haploid Plants Reading the papers about the lecture
6 Protoplast Culture and Somatic Hybridization Reading the papers about the lecture
7 Gene Transfer Methods Reading the papers about the lecture
8 Mid-Term Exam Reading the papers about the lecture
9 Investigation of DNA, RNA structures Reading the papers about the lecture
10 PCR Mechanism Reading the papers about the lecture
11 Genetic markers: Morphological and Biochemical Markers Reading the papers about the lecture
12 Mid-Term Exam Preparation of Exam
13 Genetic Markers: Molecular Marker Technology Reading the papers about the lecture
14 GMOs, and the Situation in the World Reading the papers about the lecture
15 General review Reading the papers about the lecture
16-17 Term Exams Preparation for the Exam

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