Plant Immunology
TeachersMIYAMOTO. KojiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 2nd semest [Master's program, Division of Integrated Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
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Course Description

After we overview on plant innate immunity, recent findings on signal transduction pathways from recognition of pathogens to defense responses such as production of phytoalexins and pathogenesis, related proteins will be introduced. Reading original papers covering recent topics on plant innate immunity will also be conducted.

Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to understand basic mechanisms of plant innate immunity. Direction and possibility of breeding of disease resistant plants and development of plant defense activators will also be discussed.

Grading Policy

Learning results will be evaluated by the quality of presentation.

Textbook and Reference

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Requirements(Assignments)

Basic knowledge of plant biochemistry, plant molecular biology, instrumental analysis, biochemistry, and organic chemistry are needed to understand this lecture.

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Schedule

1Plant immunity
2Perception of biotic elicitors in plants
3How to read a scientific paper (Identification of the chitin elicitor-binding protein CEBiP in rice)
4How to read a scientific paper (Identification of CERK1, a receptor-like kinase important for chitin elicitor signaling in Arabidopsis)
5How to read a scientific paper (Identification of CERK1, a receptor-like kinase important for chitin elicitor signaling in Arabidopsis)
6How to read a scientific paper (Chitin receptor complex in rice)
7How to read a scientific paper (Chitin receptor complex in rice)
8Biological roles of plant hormones in plant disease resistance
How to read a scientific paper (Biological roles of jasmonic acid in plant disease resistance)
9How to read a scientific paper (Biological roles of jasmonic acid in plant disease resistance)
10Defense response of plants and infection strategies of pathogens
11How to read a scientific paper (Defense response of plants and infection strategies of pathogens)
12How to read a scientific paper (Defense response of plants and infection strategies of pathogens)
13How to read a scientific paper (Defense response of plants and infection strategies of pathogens)
14Recent advances in study on rice defense responses
15Breeding of disease resistant plants and development of plant defense activators
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