May 26, 2018  
Fitchburg State University 2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 3550 - Developmental Biology

4 cr. 6 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

The course examines a detailed survey of developing embryos from the fertilized egg through the various stages leading to the adult organism. Current theories regarding the molecular mechanisms underlying cell differentiation and other classic developmental processes are also themes of this course. Other topics covered in the survey include regeneration, metamorphosis, aging and cancer. Laboratory involves the study of development in live sea urchins, birds, frogs, and ferns as well as work with prepared slides.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of at least 1.7 in BIOL 1800 , BIOL 1900 , and in BIOL 2800 

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