Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L1017007 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 作物生産生理学
Subject Name
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Physiology of Crop Production
ウエダ アキヒロ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds1-4:ABS C201
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Online lecture using Bb9 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students  
Keywords SDG_02, SDG_09, SDG_13, SDG_15, Characteristics of crop plants, Breed improvement, Biotechnology, Environmental stress, Rhizosphere, Bacterial biofilms 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Ecoscience
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To be able to comprehensively understand  on life activities in biosphere and human utilization of them, with consideration of life phenomena and material circulation.
・Being able to understand about plant production of continental areas and suporting soil structure and function 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This class is designed to provide basic knowledge of crop plant production, strategies of crop plants to cope with environmental stresses, and modern plant biotechnology. Practical lesson is scheduled for growing different sets of rice cultivars in a pot. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Guidance, Type of crop plants, Food situation
Lesson 2: Cultivation property of crop plants, breed improvement
Lesson 3: Photosynthesis
Lesson 4 (Practical): Life cycle of rice, Transplant rice seedlings
Lesson 5: What is environmental stress?
Lesson 6: Water stress 1
Lesson 7: Water stress 2
Lesson 8: Temperature stress
Lesson 9: Light stress and oxidative stress
Lesson 10: Biotechnology for crop production
Lesson 11: Rhizosphere and interaction of plant and bacteria
Lesson 12: Green revolution and contribution of molecular genetics
Lesson 13: New plant breeding technique (NBT)
Lesson 14: Presentation and discussion
Lesson 15 (Practical): Observation, dissect and sketch rice plants

Lesson 16: Examination 
Plant Physiology (Taiz and Zeiger) 
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Suggestions on
Preparation and
Follow instructor's suggestion 
Grading Method Examination (approx. 50%), Presentation (approx. 20%), Quiz (approx. 30%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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