|Lecturer||Hirofumi AIBA, Professor|
|Department||School of Agricultural Sciences / Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, 2011 Spring|
|Recommended for:||Agriculture students (2・School of Agriculture / Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences)|
Yeast (eukaryotic microorganisms) does not only play an important role in fermentation and the brewery industry, they are also valuable material for research in understanding the basic ideas of biological phenomena and associated molecular mechanisms. In addition, they serve as model systems in research of higher organisms such as humans. By introducing and explaining the biological facts gained from yeast research, this course aims to further basic, fundamental knowledge on biological phenomena.
Although this course uses presentation slides, use of the blackboard is necessary for supplementary explanations. Copies of the slides will be handed out to students at the beginning of each session. Important points and supplementary information will be written on the blackboard.
Below are the points of each session.
The course is a lecture on yeast and related microbes.
None required. Handouts will be provided by the instructor.
|1||Yeast and its Research|
|2||Lifecycles of Yeast|
|3||Genome Size and Genetic Information|
|6||Gene Structure and Expression|
|7||General Transcription Factors|
|8||Structure and Function of Gene Activator Proteins (DNA-Binding Domains)|
|9||Structure and Function of Gene Activator Proteins (Transcription-Activating Domains)|
|10||Chromatin Structure and Gene Expression|
|11||Mating (Mating Factors and Signal Transduction)|
|12||Mating (Mating-Type Switch)|
|13||Cell Division Cycle|
|14||Regulation of Cell Cycle|
|15||Aging and Lifespan in Model Organisms|
Note: All files are in Japanese
Grading will be based on the final examination.
Be sure to review what you have learned after every session.
April 12, 2020