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BIO 369 Developmental Biology

Faculty: Hermann
Content: Multidisciplinary study of the process by which multicellular organisms develop from a single fertilized egg. Fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation, early morphogenesis, and organogenesis studied with an emphasis on the genetic, molecular, and evolutionary mechanisms underlying development. Discussion of current research literature illustrating the questions, experimental approaches, and new insights in the study of organismal development. Lecture and laboratory. Laboratory focuses on genetic control of development in the nematode C. elegans.
Prerequisites: BIO 151. BIO 200.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Every third year, spring semester.
Semester credits: 5.