BI 509 Cellular Differentiation (Fall: 3)
BI204 and additional course work in cell and molecular biology. A course in biochemistry is strongly recommended.
Satisfies the advanced experience requirement for the Biology major.
This is an advanced course in cell and organ differentiation. The developmental
processes by which unspecialized cells, tissues and structures achieve a
more specialized adult form and function will be examined with a major emphasis
on the human vertebrate. The factors and environmental signals as well
as modifications in gene expression both of which strongly influence the
process of differentiation will be examined. Relevant scientific articles
from the current literature will be utilized in this course.
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