BIOL 0305

Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology
Have you ever wondered how an embryo develops from a simple fertilized egg to a complex adult? This course explores this question, examining the preparation and initiation of development (gametogenesis, fertilization, cleavages, and gastrulation), the formation of embryonic structure (morphogenesis), the creation of embryonic pattern (pattern formation), and the control of gene expression during embryogenesis. In a semester when a laboratory section is offered, students will design and carry out experiments at the cutting edge of developmental biology, incorporating modern cellular, molecular, and genetic techniques with classical embryological approaches. Fundamental mysteries of development will be investigated in model organisms that best illustrate each process. This course does not have a lab associated with it every semester. (BIOL 0140 and BIOL 0145) 3 hrs. lect./4 hrs. lab
Natural Sciences
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Sections in Fall 2012

Fall 2012

BIOL0305A-F12 Lecture (Combelles)
BIOL0305Z-F12 Lab (Combelles)