Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HK200000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 分子遺伝学A
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Molecular Genetics A
サカモト ナオアキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds5-6,Fri5-6:SCI E210
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture:PowerPoint will be used and some reference materials will be distributed for each lecture. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students Undergraduate students in department of Biological Science
Keywords gene, chromosome, DNA, central dogma, transcription, translation 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To understand and acquire advanced knowledge on specialties in biology. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Students will learn about structure of genomic DNA and mechanisms of gene expression and DNA replication to understand the molecular basis of biological phenomena. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Chromosome and life cycle
lesson2: Molecular mechanism of heredity
lesson3: DNA structure
lesson4: Transcription (1)
lesson5: Transcription (2)
lesson6: RNA processing (1)
lesson7: RNA processing (2)
lesson8: Genetic code and tRNA
lesson9: Translation
lesson10: DNA-binding motifs
lesson11: Transcriptional regulation in prokaryotes
lesson12: Transcriptional regulation in eukaryotes
lesson13: Post-transcriptional regulation
lesson14: Molecular mechanisms of biological phenomena
lesson15: Viruses 
Campbell N.A., Urry L.A., Cain M.L., Wasserman S.A., Minorsky P.V., Orr R.B. (2020).
Biology (12th Edition), Pearson Education Limited
13 Sexual Life Cycles and Meiosis
14 Mendelian Genetics
17 Expression of Genes
18 Control of Gene Expression
26 Introduction to Viruses

Molecular Biology of the Cell, 6th edition 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PowerPoint will be used.
Some reference materials will be selected from text books and distributed for each lecture. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
The contents of distributed prints should be reviewed after each lecture. 
Grading Method The grade will be evaluated by final exam (80%) and attendance (20%). 
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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