BIOL 405 Developmental Biology

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Developmental Biology emphasizes the development of vertebrates, but will include several invertebrate forms in the lab. The student will make comparisons of the development of various life forms, noting similarities and differences, relating them to the evolutionary concept. The student will master the basics of development from gametogenesis, fertilization, cleavage and early development, histogenesis, organogenesis to hatching, metamorphosis or birth. The student will also develop an understanding of developmental gene regulation and patterns of gene and protein expression during embryonic development. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory. (Prerequisites: BIOL 231 and 240.)

Course Numbers

  • BIOL 405, 4 hour(s)