Developmental Morphogenesis
TeachersHIRASAWA , TakaeStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 1st semest [Master's program, Division of Integrated Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
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Course Description

In the first lecture, we will talk about the genes and the mechanism involved in the body patterning. In the second lecture, we will talk on the relevance of the evolution and each organ, the variety of morphogenesis in animal’s mechanism.

Course Objectives

For example, mouse and insect are very different morphology, it has been changed during their evolution. However, you can see the original is the same organism. Variation of this morphological formation can explain the same gene may become a different via a change in their development. In this lecture, we discuss the mechanism of gene regulation and development about the body patterning. Goals are to "understanding the mechanism of genes involved in morphogenesis."

Grading Policy

Intermediate examination(50%)
Final examination(50%)

Textbook and Reference





1History of animal evolution and development

2Gene regutating and the development

3Body axis regulation for the morphological formation
4Morphological change of early development
5Body patterning(1)

6Body patterning(2)

7Sex determination
8Intermediate examination
9conclusion(first session)
10Growth and metamorphosis
11Gene regulation and morphological variation
12Body patternig variation
13The mechanism of new morphological changes
14Animal evolution and variety
15Final examination