課程資訊
課程名稱
動物的發育機制與演化歷史
Developmental Mechanisms and Animal Evolution 
開課學期
109-2 
授課對象
生命科學院  生命科學系  
授課教師
游智凱 
課號
Ocean5091 
課程識別碼
241 U5000 
班次
 
學分
2.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期二3,4(10:20~12:10) 
上課地點
海研115 
備註
此課程非屬生命科學系"本系選修"課程。與郭典翰、蘇怡璇合授
總人數上限:15人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1092Ocean5091_ 
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課程概述

This course aims to deliver enhanced knowledge and recent developments in our understanding of animal evolution. Students enrolled in this course will be familiarized with recently phylogentic results of metazoan animals, principles of developmental evolution, and genome evolution in various models. Each lecture will provide a timely compilation of articles that encompass the most up-to-date information specific to selected topics at different phylogenetic levels. This course also provides a framework to prepare students for careers in related research fields. The course will have a seminar-style format. Students will be assigned to review or research papers, and will be responsible for giving an introductory presentation. The assigned student in each class will lead the group discussion of each paper. 

課程目標
The main goal of this course is to help students develop their critical thinking. Another goal is to help students strengthen their communication skill. Critical thinking and the ability to communicate thoughts are essential for scientific career. The verbal and written exercises in this course are designed to give students the opportunities to practice these skills. 
課程要求
基本背景要求:修過動物學或生物學等相關課程 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
Recent review and research articles on evolutionary developmental biology 
指定閱讀
待補 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
   
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/23  Course introduction & an overview on the evolution of animal life cycle 
第2週
3/02  Control of metamorphosis in ascidian 
第3週
3/09  Control of metamorphosis in starfish 
第4週
3/16  Control of metamorphosis in jellyfish 
第5週
3/23  Control of metamorphosis in sea anemone 
第6週
3/30  Control of insect metamorphosis 
第7週
4/06  Spring break 
第8週
4/13  Ancestry of metamorphosis 
第9週
4/20  Larva first or adult first? 
第10週
4/27  Evolution of direct development 
第11週
5/04  Gene regulation in life history evolution 
第12週
5/11  Population genetics of life history modes 
第13週
5/18  Microbes in sponge metamorphosis 
第14週
5/25  How bacteria induce polychaete metamorphosis 
第15週
6/01  Developmental events in salamander metamorphosis 
第16週
6/08  Metamorphosis can drive morphological evolution 
第17週
6/15  Final Discussion (1) - Students’ picks 
第18週
6/22  Final Discussion (2) - Students’ picks & Final discussion