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Developmental Biology
Biology 321

Dr. Karen Hicks
Higley 102
PBX 5379

Course Description

This advanced course concerns the mechanisms responsible for building multicellular organisms, with examples from vertebrates, invertebrates, and plants. The processes of fertilization, embryonic axis formation, morphogenesis, organogenesis, and cellular differentiation will be examined at the molecular and cellular levels. Particular attention will be devoted to the experimental basis for current models of these processes. Students will read original research literature as well as standard texts. Prerequisites: 114 and any 200-level BIOL course.
Spring 2000
Spring 2001
Spring 2002
Spring 2004
Spring 2006