Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Biosphere Science(Master's course)
Lecture Code W8510232 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 植物栄養制御論入門
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Introduction to Molecular Physiology of Plant Nutrition
ウエダ アキヒロ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
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Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students Graduate student
Keywords Genetic Engineering, Gene Expression, Salt Stress, Mineral Nutrient, Biofilm, Rhizosphere  
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Plants utilize variety of nutrients absorbed from the rhizosphere.  This course is designed to help students understand the mechanism of plant salt tolerance and the mechanism of mineral nutrient absorption.  This course will also provide an overview of recent advance in genetic engineering approaches and interaction between plants and microbes via biofilms those are formed on root surface by soil bacteria in the rhizosphere.
Prepare the keywords in each lesson and make a brief presentation in English. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Course introduction

lesson2: Molecular Biological Approaches in Research of Plant Nutritional Physiology
- Expression Analysis, Regulation of Gene Expression

lesson3: Transport of Water and Solutes in Plant Cells
- Transporter, Channel

lesson4: What Salt Stress Is
- Soil Salinization

lesson5: Mechanism of Salt Tolerance in Plants (1)
- Osmotic Adjustment, Compatible Solutes

lesson6: Mechanism of Salt Tolerance in Plants (2)
- Excretion and Compartmentalization of Sodium, Halophytes

lesson7: Mechanism of Bacterial Biofilm Formation
- Biofilm, Quorum-Sensing

lesson8: Report Preparation

Report preparation in lesson 8
Plant Physiology (Lincoln Taiz and Eduardo Zeiger) (Sinauer Associates Inc.) 
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Throughout the course, powerpoint will be used.  Supporting materials (handouts) will be provided. 
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Preparation and
The course will use a wide range of topics in plant nutrition. 
Requirements Instructor will use English as a primary language. 
Grading Method Presentation: Approx. 50%
Participation: Approx. 25%
Report: Approx. 25% 
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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