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Laboratory in Biology B
Yuki TSUKADA Assistant Professor
Department: Institute of Liberal Arts & Sciences
|Class Time:||2020 Spring Tuesday|
|Recommended for:||G-II (1st year) Sc(P･C･B)･En(P･C)|
Goals and Objectives of the Course
In this training, you will learn how to handle animals, plants and microorganisms, how to observe them, and how to operate experimental observation instruments. The aim is to gain a basic understanding of the structure and function of various living things through their observation by the naked eye or through a microscope, their dissection and by experimentation on them. The goal is also to learn how genes are related to structure and function, so you can understand the flow from classical biology, which had observation as its main objective, to modern biology, which pursues understanding on the molecular level.
In this training, experiments and observations on animals (medaka, fly, nematode), plants (onion, Arabidopsis), microorganisms (yeast), and collection and observation of oral epithelial cells or a few drops of blood areperformed. We do not recommend them to students who cannot do them for any reason.
01) Guidance and safety education
02) Observe plant cells
03) Plant shaping and response to gravity stimulation
04) Observation of the yeast cell cycle
05) Observation of cell division at onion root growth point
06) Observation of nematodes: effects of genetic abnormalities on animal morphology and movement
07) Looking at the genome and thinking about the information content (Drosophila larval salivarygland chromosome observation)
08) Observing the feeding behavior of Drosophila: what food do you like? Hate?
09) Learn evolution and biodiversity from medaka
10) Properties of enzymes (alkaline phosphatase)
11) Comparative observation of human blood cellsand epithelial cells
12) Measurement of cell osmotic pressure by plasma separation
The contents and order may change.
MethodsAttendance and report for each experiment. As a general rule, students will not be able to earn credits unless they are present and submit reports on all practical trainings by the deadline. If you attend three or more times, your grade will be "S, A, B, C, or F" instead of "Absent."
Notice for Students
In the first class, be sure to attend the training courses, which will provide you with practical training guidance, safety education, and instructions for purchased items. In subsequent lessons, read the texts in advance and understand the purpose of the experiment before starting the lesson. If you are absent from the training or your report submission is delayed due to some circumstances, be sure to contact and consult the training teacher in advance.
Exclusive original training books will be distributed.
Prints will be distributed as needed.
To conduct experiments safely, carefully listen to your teacher's explanations and observe any demonstrations.
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