Evolutionary Developmental Biology University of Tsukuba
This course will focus on how molecular evolution of the genome and evolution of the morphology are related. After learned about several kinds of molecular evolutionary processes, students will learn how the genome construct the 3D morphology during embryogenesis. Combining what they learned about molecular evolution and developmental biology, students will learn several topics where the morphological evolution is linked with the molecular evolution of genome.
Understand the basic process of molecular evolutionUnderstand the basic process of how gene activity regulate morphogenesisUnderstand the link between molecular evolution and phenotype evolution
Attendance and contribution to the class discussion (30%)Essay (70%)
Basic process of molecular evolutionEvolution of new genes:Gene duplication, genome duplication, domain shuffling and de novo evolutionGenetic regulation of morphogenesis 1Genetic regulation of morphogenesis 2Evolutionary conservation of genetic materials for morphogenesis (the idea of toolkit)Trace evolutionary origin of novel characters from comparative developmentHow to make different morphology by using conserved toolkit genesEvolutionary dynamics of enhancers 1Evolutionary dynamics of enhancers 2Human evolution and molecular evolution
Online Course Requirement
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Contact person: Wada Hiroshi
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