Developmental Biology   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

BIOL 4420 - Developmental Biology

An introduction to principles and processes of embryonic development of vertebrate and invertebrate model systems. A combination of classical descriptive embryology and contemporary experimental developmental genetics will be examined as a method of understanding the mechanisms of developmental processes across phylogenetic lines. Topics covered include enzyme and hormone activation, cell and tissue interactions, morphogenesis, regulation of gene expression, phenotypic plasticity and the impact of environmental factors on developmental trajectories. Includes discussion of primary literature. 3 hours of lecture/discussion per week.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 3500/3500L  with a C or higher.

Credit Hours: 3

Term Offered: Offered with sufficient enrollment