Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HL010000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 生物科学基礎実験I
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Practice for Fundamental Biology I
モリグチ カズキ,イガワ タケシ,スズキ マコト,シマダ ヒロシ,ノブサワ タカシ,ツダ マサタカ,イノウエ ユウヤ,ミウラ イクオ,ハナダ ヒデキ,タカハシ ミサ,タザワ イチロウ,スズキ アツシ,ナカジマ ケイスケ,サカモト ナオアキ,シマムラ マサキ,サクマ テツシ,フルノ ノブアキ,ヤマグチ トミオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Tues1-4,Weds1-4
Lesson Style Experiment Lesson Style
【More Details】
Experiment, fieldwork, use of chemicals 
Credits 4 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students 2nd-year students of the Department of Biological Science
Keywords ecology of plants, anatomy of animals, anatomy of plants, taxonomy of animals, taxonomy of plants, basic molecular genetics 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Mastering practical ability mainly concerning knowledge and skills for experiments, based on the basic knowledge of ecology, systematic biology, morphology and genetics learned at classroom lectures. 
Criterion referenced
(Abilities and Skills)
・Based on basic knowledge which is already acquired, to obtain the following experimental skills in order to practice research: 1) Basic observation skills and skills to manage experiments. 2) Ability to record observed natural phenomena. 3) Ability to collect and assess data. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Students will learn experimental procedures for ecology of plants, anatomy of animals and plants, taxonomy of animals and plants, taxonomy of plants, and basic molecular genetics as the basis of the study of biological sciences. 
Class Schedule 1. General guidance (All)
2. Ecology of plants (1) Guidance, Investigation of weed communities in rice fields: Fieldwork. (Yamaguchi,  Shimamura, Inoue)
3. Ecology of plants. (2) Investigation of weed communities in rice fields: Fieldwork. (Yamaguchi,  Shimamura, Inoue)
4. Ecology of plants (3) Diversity index, data analyses and discussion. How to write a report. (Yamaguchi,  Shimamura, Inoue)
5. Basic biochemistry (1) Guidance for experiment safety and concentration calculation (Hanada, Furuno, Nobusawa, Tsuda)
6. Basic biochemistry (2) Acids and bases (1) Preparation of acid and base solutions (Hanada, Furuno, Nobusawa, Tsuda)
7. Basic biochemistry (3) Acids and bases (2) Acid-base titration (Hanada, Furuno, Nobusawa, Tsuda)
8. Basic biochemistry (4) Acids and bases (3) pH and buffer (Hanada, Furuno, Nobusawa, Tsuda)
9. Basic biochemistry (5) Spectroscopic analyses (1) Handling of measuring pipette (Hanada, Furuno, Nobusawa, Tsuda)
10. Basic biochemistry (6) Spectroscopic analyses (2) UV spectra of DNA and proteins (Hanada, Furuno, Nobusawa, Tsuda)
11. Basic biochemistry (7) Spectroscopic analyses (3) Quantitation of DNA and Proteins (Hanada, Furuno, Nobusawa, Tsuda)
12. Taxonomy and ecology of animals (1) Guidance, Collection and observation of the invertebrates (Suzuki M, Igawa)
13. Taxonomy and ecology of animals (2) Collection of soil animals (by quadrat method and Tullgren's funnel method) (Suzuki M, Igawa)
14. Taxonomy and ecology of animals (3) Observation of soil animals (Suzuki M, Igawa)
15. Taxonomy and ecology of animals (4) Discussion (Suzuki M, Igawa)
16. Taxonomy of plants (1) Guidance, observation of angiosperms (dicotyledons). (Yamaguchi,  Shimamura, Inoue)
17. Taxonomy of plants (2) Observation of angiosperms (monocotyledons). (Yamaguchi,  Shimamura, Inoue)
18. Taxonomy of plants (3) Field observation at the Hiroshima Botanical Garden (the schedule will be announced in the guidance). (Yamaguchi,  Shimamura, Inoue)
19. Taxonomy and anatomy of plants (4) Observation of epidermal tissues (Shimada, Takahashi)
20. Taxonomy and anatomy of plants (5) Observation of internal structure of stems and roots (Shimada, Takahashi)
21. Taxonomy and anatomy of plants (6) Statistical analysis and overall discussion (Shimada, Takahashi)
22. Basic molecular genetics (1) Guidance for recombinant DNA experiments (Sakamoto)
23. Basic molecular genetics (2) Training for manipulation of pipets, electronic scale device (Moriguchi, Sakuma, Suzuki A)
24. Basic molecular genetics (3) Guidance for the experiment schedule, preparation of media and reagents, principle of aseptic manipulation and cultivation of microorganisms (Moriguchi, Sakuma, Takahashi)
25. Basic molecular genetics (4) Induction of mutation and death by UV irradiation (Moriguchi, Sakuma, Takahashi)
26. Basic molecular genetics (5) Horizontal transfer of a bacterial plasmid by conjugation (Moriguchi, Sakuma)
27. Basic molecular genetics (6) Discussion, suggestion for preparation of report papers. Clear up and maintenance of experimental instruments (Moriguchi, Sakuma)
28. Anatomy of animals (1) Anatomy of vertebrates I (Suzuki A, Tazawa, Nakajima) 
29. Anatomy of animals (2) Anatomy of vertebrates II (Suzuki A, Tazawa, Nakajima)
30. Anatomy of animals (3) Metamorphosis of anurans (Suzuki A, Tazawa, Nakajima) 
Textbook for "Practice for Fundamental Biology"
Some reference materials may be distributed for each experiment.
PC or AV used in
Textbook, PC, research equipments 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Textbook for "Practice for Fundamental Biology" should be read before and after each experiment.
Report of each experiment should be prepared immediately after experiment.
Each report should include (1) purpose, (2) experimental procedures, (3) results and (4) discussions.
Grading Method The grade will be evaluated by reports (80%) and attitude (20%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Because each experiment may involve the use of hazardous materials, students need to pay enough attention to the experimental procedures. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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