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Morphogenesis: Integrating Changes in Cell Structure and Behavior
BIOL 334
Spring 2016 not offered

Changes in cell shape, size, and position, and changes in cell number profoundly influence tissue and organ formation and function. By examining a range of developmental processes and structures in Drosophila, students will be challenged to consider the following questions: What are the cellular mechanisms that govern the shapes of cells and organs during development? How do forces (stress and tension) modify cells? How do cells move within and out of a tissue? How is organ size determined? Why is cell position an important factor in determining cell fate or differentiation? During the course, students will be introduced to working with Drosophila to address these questions in cell biology.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ([MB&B181 or BIOL181] AND [BIOL182 or MB&B182] AND [MB&B191 or BIOL191] AND [BIOL192 or MB&B192])
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(MB&B)

Last Updated on JUN-25-2024
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