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    Fitchburg State University
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Undergraduate 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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