May 26, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 3550 - Developmental Biology


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

Developmental Biology is a course that examines animal development from fertilization through various stages leading to the adult organism. Current theories regarding the molecular mechanisms underlying cell differentiation and other developmental processes are important themes of this course. The lab involves a semester-long research project using the C. elegans worm model system.  In addition, students will use sea urchins and planaria to study in vitro fertilization and regeneration respectively. This is a Biology capstone course.

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



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