Bio 351 | Developmental Biology
Full course for one semester. An analysis of mechanisms of early development of invertebrates and vertebrates. Emphasis is on the cellular, molecular, and genetic study of the determination of the body plan, with readings from the primary literature. The morphogenesis of selected organ systems is also presented. The laboratory emphasizes experimental work. An independent laboratory project is required. Prerequisites: Biology 101/102 and Chemistry 101/102. A course in genetics or cell biology is strongly recommended. Lecture-laboratory.