Plant Nutrition (BIO 415)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Mol.Bio.Genetic&Bioengin.(BIO)
3
6.00 / 5.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
İsmail Çakmak cakmak@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
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CONTENT

Uptake mechanisms of mineral nutrients, their transport in xylem and phloem, mineral nutrition in yield formation, physiological functions of mineral nutrients, relationship between mineral nutrition and plant diseases, diagnosis of nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, genotypic variation in mineral nutrition and soil and plant factors affecting nutrient availability in rhizosphere.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Upon completion of this coursr, students should be able to: Characterize and identify leaf deficiency and toxicity symptoms of mineral nutrients in crop plants
Describe essential steps of root absorption, shoot transport, leaf remobilization and seed deposition of mineral nutrients
Describe critical functions of mineral nutrients in plant growth and stress tolerance
Characterize the relationships between mineral nutrition and tolerance to diseases in crop plants
Understand how plants modify rhizosphere soil chemically and biologically when exposed to a nutrient deficiency

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 100

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants, Elsevier