Structured as an experimental approach to animal development with both lecture and laboratory components. Topics covered focus on genetic, molecular and cellular phenomena during development and include gametogenesis, fertilization, cleavage, cell determination, pattern formation, gastrulation, organ-system development and differentiation. Explores development with a case study approach in a suite of invertebrate and vertebrate models. Integrates developmental patterns and processes into the modern idea of the developmental mechanisms of evolutionary changes. Additional course fee required. Falls. Prerequisite(s): BI 1110 and BI 1120.
*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.