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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 7.72 (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Developmental Biology 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate / Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Biology 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Martha Constantine-Paton
    Prof. Hazel Sive
     
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 7.22 / 7.72 Developmental Biology



    Fall 2005




    Course Highlights


    This course features a complete bibliography of readings.


    Course Description


    This graduate and advanced undergraduate level lecture and literature discussion course covers the current understanding of the molecular mechanisms that regulate animal development. Evolutionary mechanisms are emphasized as well as the discussion of relevant diseases. Vertebrate (mouse, chick, frog, fish) and invertebrate (fly, worm) models are covered. Specific topics include formation of early body plan, cell type determination, organogenesis, morphogenesis, stem cells, cloning, and issues in human development.
     

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