BIOLOGY 205 - Developmental Biology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 162 or 163; or BIOLOGY 171 and either 172 or 174; or BIOLOGY 195.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How does a fertilized egg develop into a complex organism? This course addresses this fundamental question using several animal models (e.g., Drosophila, frogs, fish, mice) as well as the plant Arabidopsis. This is not a survey course, but rather covers specific examples in well-defined systems that serve as paradigms for how development works in general. These examples include cell movement during gastrulation, control of cell division, stem cells and regeneration, cell-cell communication, and regulation of gene expression. The class will emphasize the problem-solving nature of science, and how experimental evidence is used to understand development.

Course Requirements:

Three in-class exams and weekly in-class iClicker quizzes.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for majors in Biology, CMB, Neuroscience and other natural sciences of all classes. For freshmen and sophomores, this class serves as a nice stepping-stone from 100- to 300-level science courses, particularly in preparation for Genetics (BIOLOGY 305). For upperclassmen, it can serve as an elective to complement more advance courses.

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BIOLOGY 205 - Developmental Biology
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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