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BIOL 362 Developmental Biology (4)

Study of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of development in animals. Topics include gametogenesis, fertilization, cell type determination, germ layer formation, formation of the body plan, homeotic genes, morphogenesis, organogenesis (neurogenesis, cardiac and vascular morphogenesis, eye, limb, muscle, and gut development), sex determination, embryonic and adult stem cells, regeneration, aging, and medically relevant issues in human development. Concepts will be examined in relevant model organisms including the sea urchin (S, purpuratus), worm (C,. elegans), fruit fly (D. melanogaster), zebrafish (D. rerio), frog (X. laevis), mouse (M. musculus) and humans.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Natural Sciences
  • Prerequisite: BIOL 245W or BIOL 120, BIOL 231 and junior standing
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Duncan

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