BIO 331 Developmental Biology

Prerequisites: BIO 113 and CHM 221 , OR permission of instructor; a sophomore- or junior-level course

The origin and development of individual animals is described from the formation of the egg and sperm through fertilization and the development of a mature organism. The emphasis is on vertebrates, but invertebrates and plants are included as well. Lectures focus on the molecular and morphological characteristics of development, and on classical and modern experiments in the field. Students will gain experience with the primary literature of developmental biology. Laboratory exercises include work with sea urchins, chicks, frogs, fruit flies, and plants. Three class periods and one three-hour laboratory period each week. 1 Course Credit


1 Course Credit