Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L2012005 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 海洋生物生産学実験II
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Laboratory Work in Applied Marine BiologyII
カワイ コウイチロウ,ウミノ テツヤ,サイトウ ヒデトシ,ワカバヤシ カオリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte:ABS A210 (Student Laboratory),ABS A312 (Student Laboratory)
Lesson Style Experiment Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lecture, Field & laboratory works, Presentation 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction O : Others
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students Third-year undergratuate students
Keywords Ecology, community, environment, genetics, reproduction, propagation, DNA analysis, feeding 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Biological Science of Fisheries
(Abilities and Skills)
・To acquire skills and methods to analyze and assess traits of hydorosphic environment and fishing resource.
・To acquire skills of managing and analyzing aquatic life. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To understand basic principles to applied biology such as maintenance mechanisms of individual and species of fish in ecosystem by study of relationships between feeding environment and genetic characters through field research and laboratory experiments. 
Class Schedule lesson 1: Introduction and fish ploidy.
lesson 2: Fish ploidy
lesson 3: Molecular work.
lesson 4: Molecular work.
lesson 5: Molecular work.
lesson 6: Determination of hatching rate in brine shrimp production.
lesson 7: Calculation of feeding rate for moon jellyfish.
lesson 8: Benthos sampling at a tidal flat.
lesson 9: Coastal fish sampling by fishing and casting net.
lesson 10: Correlation analysis between sedimental environment and benthic community.
lesson 11: Relationship between coastal fish morphology and their feeding styles.
lesson 12: Benthos sampling at a middle reach of a river.
lesson 13: Correlation analysis between river environment and aquatic insect community.
lesson 14: Relationship between freshwater fish morphology and their feeding styles.
lesson 15: Summary.

To acquire basic knowledge to aquaculture such as reproduction, ontogeny and genetics using triploid silver carp and its clonal offspring, to understand how to determine hatching and feeding rates of aquatic animals, and to master analysis methods for community structure, stomach contents and various environmental factors using marine/freshwater fish and benthos collected in the field. 
・Mizuno, N. & Gose, K. River ecology, Tsukiji Shokan.
・Ivlev, B.C.(translated by Kodama, Y.&Yoshiwara, Y.), Dietetic ecology
    of fish, Tatara Shobo. 
PC or AV used in
Handouts and projectors 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lessons 1-5: To read textbooks on molecular biology
Lessons 6-7: To read textbooks on aquaculture
After lesson 8: What is characteristic features for benthos in tidal flat?
After lesson 9: What are differences in coastal fish between fishing and cast net?
After lesson 10: What kind of relationships are there between sedimental conditions and benthic community structure?
After lesson 11: What kind of relationships are there between morphology of coastal fish and feeding styles?
After lesson 12: What is characteristic features for benthos and fish in middle reach of eutrophicated river?
After lesson 13: What kind of relationships are there between water velocity or depth and community structure of aquatic insect?
After lesson 14: What kind of relationships are there between morphology of riverine fish and feeding styles?
After lesson 15: What are lacking for environmental features in tidal flats of river mouth and the middle reaches of river at present? 
Grading Method Attendance and reports 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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