課程資訊
課程名稱
發育生物學
Developmental Biology 
開課學期
107-2 
授課對象
生物資源暨農學院  動物科學技術學系  
授課教師
劉逸軒 
課號
AniSci4010 
課程識別碼
606 64090 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
必帶 
上課時間
星期五2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
畜二 
備註
總人數上限:40人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1072DevBiol 
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課程概述

The aim of this course is to introduce current knowledge of developmental biology with the special emphasis on vertebrates and hence the students will learn how embryos of vertebrates develop from single cells to individuals that are composed of hundreds of different types of cells organizing in specific ways. This course will also introduce the philosophy, general strategies and technologies in studying the embryonic development so that students can comprehensively understand latest research articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. 

課程目標
Students are expected:
1. to be familiar with terminologies and their definitions,
2. to have general idea of the origins of each anatomical structure and the transitional phenomenon
3. to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms behind these phenomenon
4. to comprehend the philosophy, general strategies and basic techniques used in answering questions in developmental biology.
 
課程要求
建議修過生化、分生、遺傳及細胞生物學 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
每週三 14:00~15:00 
參考書目
1. Gilbert, S. F., 2014. Developmental Biology. Sinauer Associates, 10th Edition, ISBN 978-0-
87893-978-7.
2. Publications cited in the class.

 
指定閱讀
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
考試 1 
40% 
 
2. 
考試 2 
40% 
 
3. 
期末報告 
20% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第2週
03/01  <i>Holiday -228 Peace Memorial Day <b>(no class at 2/23)</b></i> 
第01週
02/22  The development of developmental biology;<br />
Research methods for developmental biology<br />
<i>Please read the article “History of Developmental Biology” in: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences by Tim Horder, 2010.</i> 
第03週
03/08  Cell-­cell communication: inputs for gene regulatory networks 
第04週
03/15  Fertilization: the beginning of life 
第05週
03/22  Early development I: in amphibians 
第06週
03/29  Early development II: fish, birds and mammals 
第07週
04/05  <i> Spring break </i> 
第08週
04/12  Ectoderm I: the central nervous system 
第09週
04/19  Ectoderm II: neural crest and axonal specification 
第10週
04/26  <b>Exam 1</b> 
第11週
05/03  Mesoderm I: Paraxial mesoderm and primaxial organization 
第12週
05/10  Mesoderm II: Lateral plate mesoderm and the circulatory system 
第13週
05/17  Intermediate mesoderm and endoderm: urinary, respiratory and GI tracts 
第14週
05/24  Development of tetrapod limb 
第15週
05/31  Gonadal development I: sex determination 
第16週
06/07  <i>Holiday - Dragon Boat Festival</i> 
第17週
06/14  Gonadal development II: life history of germ cells 
第18週
06/21  <b>Exam 2</b> 
第19週
Bonus content  Birth defects and tissue homeostasis