Plant Molecular Biology
TeachersASAHINA, MasashiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 3 1st semest [Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number5I366

Course Description

This class will provide several topics on plant molecular biology, including seed germination and vegetative growth; flower development and reproductive growth; responses to environmental factors; current topics of biotechnology and plant molecular biology.

Course Objectives

This class aims to provide an understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in growth regulation and responses to environmental factors in plants, including plant evolution and structure; plant growth and development; flowering and flower development; responses to environmental factors; plant biotechnology such
as GMO.

Grading Policy

Progress report and Take-home Examination (20%), Practical Test (80%)

Textbook and Reference

TextbookA handout and resources will be provided throughout the course.


To Be Announced.




1Life cycle of plant
2Gene expression and regulation
3Development and morphogenesis of root
4Development and morphogenesis of leaf
5Seed germination and dormancy
6Cross talk of phytohormone
7Vegetative growth
8Reproductive growth
9Flowering and pollen tube guidance
11Environmental response; light
12Environmental response; gravity
13Environmental response; low humidity and temperature
15Current topics in plant biology