2016 Evolution and Developmental Biology

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Life Science and Technology
Instructor(s)
Hongoh Yuichi  Kawakami Atsushi  Tanaka Mikiko  Kajikawa Masaki 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(W241)  Thr1-2(W241)  
Group
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Course number
LST.A362
Credits
2
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

The aim of this class is to understand the basic subjects of developmental biology, evolution and ecology. Students will understand the processes and the mechanisms of animal development, morphogenesis, organ formation, regeneration, evolutionary developmental biology. Students will also learn the classic and recent approaches for the evolutionary and ecological studies.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the processes of animal development.
2) Understand the molecular background (cell behabior, signaling molecules, transcriptional regulation) of morphogenesis and organogenesis.
3) Understand the genomic and molecular background of biodiversity.
4) Understand the mechanisms of genome evolution.

Keywords

Development, Morphogenesis, Organogenesis, Genetic engineering, Molecular Evolution, Phylogeny, Genome Evolution, Symbiosis, Biodiversity

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

When required, students will be given a small test or report as an index of purpose achievement.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Vertebrate development Ⅰ: Formation of body axis and germ layers Understand the fomarion of body axis and germ layers. Specific instructions will be given in each class.
Class 2 Vertebrate development Ⅱ:Life cycle and experimental developmental biology Understand the life cycle and experimental developmental biology. Specific instructions will be given in each class.
Class 3 Vertebrate development Ⅲ:Mesoderm induction Understand the processes of mesoderm inducion. Specific instructions will be given in each class.
Class 4 Vertebrate development Ⅳ:Neural Induction Understand the processes of neural indcution. Specific instructions will be given in each class.
Class 5 Early embryogenesis of vertebrates Understand the early embryogenesis of vertebrates. Specific instructions will be given in each class.
Class 6 Mammalian embryogenesis and genetic engeneering Understand the processes of mammalian embryogenesis and the principles of genetic engeneering. Specific instructions will be given in each class.
Class 7 Drosophila embryogenesis Understand the processes and mechanisms of Drosophila embryogensis. Specific instructions will be given in each class.
Class 8 Organogenesis Understand the processes and mechanisms of organogenesis. Specific instructions will be given in each class.
Class 9 Origin of Life, Phylogenic tree Understand the origin of life and phylogenetic tree. Specific instructions will be given in each class.
Class 10 Genomics of bacteria and eukaryotes Understand the genomics of bacteria and eukaryotes. Specific instructions will be given in each class.
Class 11 Mutation and recombinaiton Understand the principles of mutation and recombination. Specific instructions will be given in each class.
Class 12 Natural selection Understand the mechanisms of natural selection. Specific instructions will be given in each class.
Class 13 Sexual reproduction Understand the principles of sexual reproduction. Specific instructions will be given in each class.
Class 14 Biodiversity Understand the principles of biodiversity. Specific instructions will be given in each class.
Class 15 Symbiosis Understand the principles of symbiosis. Specific instructions will be given in each class.

Textbook(s)

Principles of Development, Fourth Edition, by Lewis Wolpert and Cheryll Tickle, MEDSI

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Reference books:"Campbell Biology, 10th Edition" by Jane B Reece, et al., "Discover Biology, 5th Edition" by Anu Singh-Cundy and Michael L Cain. Course materials will be provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Academic assessment could be done by the attendance and the performance in the class. The term-end examination will be conducted.

Related courses

  • LST.A208 : Molecular Biology I
  • LST.A335 : Molecular Genetics
  • LST.A208 : Molecular Biology I
  • LST.A401 : Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • LST.A406 : Molecular Developmental Biology and Evolution

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Student are recommended to complete classes of Molecular biology 1 and 2, Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology and Animal physiology

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