Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L2004000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 水圏動物学I
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Hydrospheric ZoologyI
ワカバヤシ カオリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Fri1-4:ABS C304
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, use of slide show and hand-out 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords Reproduction, Development, Growth, Nutrition,  Seed production, Aquaculture 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrative Hydrospheric Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To comprehensively understand morphological, ecological, physiological, pathological, biochemical, and genetic features of various creatures in hydrosphere.
・To understand physiological, pathological, biochemical, genetic systems which are required for management and expansion of fishing resource. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Learning basic knowledge of reproduction and development related to the artificial production of seedlings of fish and crustaceans. In each session the current state and problems in seed production and recently developed aquaculture techniques will be introduced. 
Class Schedule Session 1, 2: Introduction
- Guidance
- Life cycle of aquatic animals
- What is ontogeny?

Session 3, 4: Reproduction
- Sexual differentiation
- Reproductive cycle
- Maturation and gametogenesis

Session 5, 6: Fertilization
- Process of fertilization
- Artificial fertilization and insemination in sea urchins and crustaceans

Session 7, 8: Embryogenesis
- Cleavage
- Structure of embryos
- Early stage of embryos
- Body axis establishment
- Segmentation

Session 9, 10: Hatching and Larva
- Hatching
- What is a larva?
- Types of larvae and their structure

Session 11, 12: Larval development and growth
- Development and growth
- Organogenesis
- Nutrition and feeding

Session 13, 14: Metamorphosis
- What is metamorphosis?
- Morphological change
- Physiological change

Session 15: Conclusion and Prospectives

Quiz of reviewing the latest session before each session; final examination at the end of the semester (see the grade evaluation criteria below) 
Aquaculture (Lucas JS & Southgate PC eds., Wiley) 
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(More Details) Hand-out, Slide show 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Self-study using related references before class is recommended 
Requirements Ideal for students who are interested in aquatic organisms and for students being motivated in working fisheries related field (as researchers, civil servants, producers, private companies, etc.). 
Grading Method Final examination (70%), Quiz (30%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Participating in all the sessions would help with building your wide variety of knowledge in hydrospheric zoology.
Schedule may change due to circumstances.

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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