Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life (Master's Course) Division of Integrated Sciences for Life Program of Life and Environmental Sciences
Lecture Code WE100601 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 環境植物共生学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Environmental plant sciences and symbiotic microbiology
クガ ユカリ,ワサキ ジュン,ナカガワ ナオキ,カツヤマ チエ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Mon5-6,Tues5-6:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Online lectures (simultaneous interactive and on-demand), Online interactive tutorials, and Seminar presentations by students.
Whether the style, simultaneous interactive style using Teams or on-demand, is depending on each instructor.   
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students
Keywords Soil, Plant-Microbe-Environment interaction, Cell biology, Mycorrhiza,Rhizosphere,Root exudates,Soil microbes, Inorganic nutrient dynamics,ImageJ
SDG-02, SDG-15 
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)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Organisms live interacting directly and indirectly with enormous kinds of factors exist in nature. In this lecture, chemical and biological factors that influence plant growth and presence will be introduced, where special emphasis will be put on the influences of external and internal environments, and mechanisms of the interactions. The goal of this class is to understand the complexity and interactions of plant growth environments.     
Class Schedule Monday
- lesson1 (Kuga・Wasaki・Nakagawa)

- lesson3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 (Wasaki・Nakagawa)
  Overviews of relationships between plants and environments mainly
  from the chemical aspects, where the latest studies of stress
  environments such as nutrients, toxic elements, acid soil will
  be exampled.

- lesson2, 4, 6, 8, 10,12,14 (Kuga・Katsuyama)
  Overviews of the symbiotic relationships between plants and
  microbes. The definitions and examples of the symbioses (e.g.
  mutualism (mycorrhizas), parasitism (soil born disease)),
  biological networks, environmental factors influencing the
  relationships, etc. will be introduced with the latest knowledge.
  An exersise of image analysis using ImageJ will be provided.

Attendance of both Monday and Tuesday classes are necessary. 
Handouts of the latest published papers, etc. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PowerPoints,Video 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Actively participate in each class and study the contents introduced using related scientific books/papers/dictionaries.  An interactive tutorial day is scheduled. 
Requirements The language of instruction will be decided and announced by the instructor on the first day of class based on the language proficiency of the students.  
Grading Method Active participation in class 50%,assignment 50% 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it The different microscopy methods used in cytology and microbiology researches will be described based on the experience as a manager of a laser scanning confocal microscope facility at a foreign university. 
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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