Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L5016005 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 植物分子生物学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Plant Molecular Biology
フジカワ ユキチ,タナカ ワカナ,スエカワ マリナ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds1-4:ABS C316
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lecture by online 
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 plant genome analysis, gene expression regulation, cellular functional expression, genetically modified plant. 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Applied Molecular and Cellular Biology
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding about molecules, cells, living organisums and ecology.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・To be able to summarize ideas, demonstrate the ideas based on the summary, display results in papers or presentations, and exchange ideas in the discipline which comprehensively considers functions of cells, living organisums and ecology 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The aims of this class is to understand basics of plant molecular biology, especially about gene expression and cellular functional expression. In addition, from the viewpoint of plant molecular biology, this class become a student of the approach for solving food and enbironmental problems.
In the firt half of the class, this class introduces interesting findings in plant genome analyis and gene expression regulation and outline gene expression analysis. In the last half, this class introduces methods for genetic modification and applied research for generation fo genetically modified plants and foods 
Class Schedule 1. Introduction to plant molecular biology
      Role of plant molecular biology
2.Plant genome science I
     Genome, Gene, Chromosome, Synteny, Chromatin structure
3.Plant genome science II
     Genome projects, Homologous gene, repetitive sequence
4.Plant genome science III
     C-value, Transposon, Organelle genome
5. Plant gene expression I
     Transcription, RNA polymerase, Gene structure, cis-Element
6. Plant gene expression II
     RNA processing, Gene expression in organelle
7. Regulation of plant gene expression
     Transcriptional factor, Chromatin modification
8. Plan molecular biological analysis I
      Gene expression analysis
9. Molecular mechanism of stress response in plants
      Environmental response, Pathogen response
10. Plant intracellular organelle genesis
      Mitochondria, Chloroplast, Vacuole, Peroxisome
11. Gene modified plants
    Plant cell, Cell culture, Micropropagation, Totipotency, Callus,Transgenic plants for biotic and abiotic stress resistanc
12. Midterm examination
      To check progress half-way through the class
13. Gene transfer to plant
      Agrobacterium, Electroporation, Particle gun
14. Plan molecular biological analysis II
      Plant mutant generation, Plant gene disruption, Plant genome editing
15. Molecular mechanisms of morphogenesis in plants
      flower development, meristem, ABC model

Examination and report assignment
(a student, absent over 5 times, is not subject to an acedemic assessment)

This above schedule may be changed depending on the progress of lectures.
Offer class in Japanese 
Lecture; (digital data)
There will be no text book. However, student must download files from "MOMIJI" or Bb9 before taking each lecture and bring printed material. A list of reference books is shown in follows.
 植物の生化学・分子生物学(Buchanann, B.B.他,学会出版センター)
 植物生理学(Taiz, L.他,培風館)
PC or AV used in
PC(video streaming), 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
1-11. study plant genome science, gene expression regulation and gene expression analysis, stress response, molecular genetics, and genetically modified plants.
Grading Method Examination (70%) and Report assignment (30%)
(a student, absent over 5 times, is not subject to an acedemic assessment) 
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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