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7.22 Development & Evolution




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Course description


Undergraduate level course covering animal development and evolution. Topics include origins of multicellularity, the germline, formation of early body plans, cell type determination, organogenesis, morphogenesis, stem cells, cloning, evolution of developmental diversity and processes, developmental genetics, and issues in human development.

Experimental approaches to problems of development and evolution, including the study of vertebrate (mouse, chick, frog, fish) and invertebrate (fly, worm) models, will be covered.