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BIO 406 Vertebrate Embryology (4 cr)

Emphasizes the dynamic nature of embryonic development by presenting the normal sequence of events that transform an apparently structureless egg into an individual having all the structures and functions characteristic of a vertebrate organism. The early development of amphioxus and amphibians and the study of the development of chick and mammalian embryos are discussed and studied. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory weekly. Prerequisite: BIO 308.