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BIOL 4320 Developmental Biology (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Developmental biology is in the midst of a far-reaching revolution that profoundly affects many related disciplines, including evolutionary biology, morphology, and genetics. The new tools and strategies of molecular biology have begun to link genetics and embryology and to reveal an incredible picture of how cells, tissues, and organisms differentiate and develop. This course describes both organismal and molecular approaches, which lead to a detailed understanding of (1) how it is that cells containing the same genetic complement can reproducibly develop into drastically different tissues and organs, and (2) the basis and role of pattern information in this process.


Instructor(s): Laura Hake

Prerequisites: BIOL2040 and Additional coursework in in molecular cell biology (such as BIOL 3040, BIOL 4140, BIOL 4400)

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Last Updated: 23-Feb-14