Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L5016005 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 植物分子生物学
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Plant Molecular Biology
フジカワ ユキチ,タナカ ワカナ,トミナガ ルミ,ウエダ アキヒロ,トミナガ ジュン
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds1-4:ABS C301
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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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) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords plant genome, gene expression and regulation, cell structure, morphogenesis, environmental response, gene expression analysis 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
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Applied Animal and Plant Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding regarding natural phenomena related to animal and plant production in levels of molecule, cell, and individual organism and production environment that supports the phenomena

・Knowledge and understanding regarding the mechanism of animal and plant production in fields and relation between animals and the human society and natural environment.

Molecular Agro-Life Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding regarding organic molecule, cell, individual organism, and population 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This class aims to understand the basics of plant molecular biology. This class introduces exciting findings in the plant genome, gene expression, and plant morphogenesis in the first half of the course. This class presents environmental response, cell structure, and differentiation in plant and gene expression analysis in the last half. 
Class Schedule 1.Plant genome science I
     Genome, Ploidy, Synteny, Chromatin structure
2.Plant genome science II
     Homologous gene, repetitive sequence
3.Plant genome science III
     C-value, Transposon, Organelle genome
4. Plant gene expression
     Transcription, RNA polymerase, Gene structure, cis-Elemen, RNA processing, Gene expression in organelle
5. Regulation of plant gene expression
     Transcriptional factor, Chromatin modification
6. Molecular mechanisms of morphogenesis in plants
      flower development, meristem, ABC model
7. Midterm Examination (Fujikawa, Tanaka)

8. Photosynthesis in leaves
      Gas exchange model, FvCB model, Limitations of photosynthesis
9. Plant cell structure 1
      Mitochondria, chloroplasts, vacuole
10. Plant cell structure 2
      Cell wall
11. Plant cell differentiation
      Root hair differentiation, microRNA
12. Responses to environmental stresses in plants
      Responses to environmental stresses, Stress-responsive gene expression
13. Expression analysis in plants
      Quantitative expression analysis, Comprehensive expression analysis, Tissue- and Cell-specific expression analysis
14. Methodology of expression analysis
      Handling of nucleic acids, DNA sequencing, Realtime-PCR
15. Final Examination(Tominaga J, Tominaga R, Ueda)

Examination and report assignment as needed(depending on the professor)
(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 Moodle 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
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Preparation and
Before taking each lesson, study the meaning of keywords.
After each lesson, review the lesson
Grading Method Examination (85%) 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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