Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HK210000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 動物形態制御学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Regulation of Animal Morphology
オギノ ハジメ,イガワ タケシ,スズキ マコト
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues5-6,Fri5-6:SCI E208
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture, powerpoint,  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students undergraduates
Keywords Tissue, Organ, Development, Evolution, Body Plan, Environmental Adaptation 
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 are expected to understand morphological features and developmental mechanisms of vertebrates and invertebrates from the view of gene regulation, and also to understand mechanisms of morphological evolution driven by gene evolution. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Gene regulation, intercellular signaling, and tissue morphology (Hajime Ogino)
lesson2 Tissue morphology, phylogenetic systematics, and evolution (Hajime Ogino)
lesson3 Comparative embryology (germ cell, fertilization, blastula formation) (Hajime Ogino)
lesson4 Comparative embryology (gastrulation, neural induction) (Hajime Ogino)
lesson5 Organogenesis (ectoderm lineage) (Hajime Ogino)
lesson6 Organogenesis (neural crest ad disease) (Makoto Suzuki)
lesson7 Organogenesis (mesoendoderm lineage) (Makoto Suzuki)
lesson8 Cell movement and morphogenesis (Makoto Suzuki)
lesson9 Stem cell and regeneration, epigenetics (Hajime Ogino)
lesson10 Epigenetics, EvoDevo and EcoDevo (Hajime Ogino)
lesson11 EvoDevo and EcoDevo (Hajime Ogino)
lesson12 Evolution by environmental change(Takeshi Igawa)
lesson13 Molecular mechanisms of evolution(Takeshi Igawa)
lesson14 Genomic variation and environmental adaptation(Takeshi Igawa)
lesson15 Summary(Takeshi Igawa, Makoto Suzuki)

Student's achievement is evaluated by examination scores. 
Developmental Biology, Scott F. Gilbert (Sinauer Associates, Inc.)
Basic Master Developmental Biology (Tohru Higashinakagawa, etc., Ohmsha)
Campbell Biology (A Global Approach with MasteringBiology, Global Edition, 12/E), Pearson 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Powerpoint, movie 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Please read related sections of the text book if you find anything unclear at the class. 
Grading Method Student's achievement is evaluated by examination scores. 
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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