BIO 349 Developmental Biology (K. Kalthoff)


Photos: Normal larva of the midge Chironomus samoensis (top) and double abdomen larva (bottom). The latter develops after inactivation of maternal RNA molecules localized in the anterior pole region of the egg.





Syllabus

(Summer 2005)

DATE TOPIC [TEXTBOOK CHAPTER*]
Jul 11 Overview of Development [01]
12 Gametogenesis [03]
13 Fertilization [04]
14 Cleavage [05]
15 Cell Fate, Potency, and Determination [06]
   
18 Genomic Equivalence and the Cytoplasmic Environment [07]
19 Localized Cytoplasmic Determinants [08]
20 FIRST MIDTERM EXAM
21 Gastrulation [10]
22 Cell Adhesion and Morphogenesis [11]
   
25 Neurulation and Axis Induction [12]
26 The Use of Mutants and Transgenic Organisms in the Analysis of Development [15]
27 Transcriptional Control [16]
28 RNA Processing [17]
29 Translational Control and Posttranslational Modifications [18]
   
Aug 01 Genetic and Paragenetic Information [19]
02 Pattern Formation and Embryonic Fields [21]
03 SECOND MIDTERM EXAM
04 Genetic and Molecular Analysis of Pattern Formation in the Drosophila Embryo [22a]
05 Genetic and Molecular Analysis of Pattern Formation in the Drosophila Embryo [22b]
   
08 The Role of Hox Genes in Vertebrate Development [23]
09 Sex Determination [26]
10 Hormonal Control of Development [27]
11

Organismic Growth and Oncogenes [28]

12 Deadline for Minipapers: 8:30 am
Review Session, Course Evaluation
   
tba FINAL EXAM

* To find out what parts of the Textbook chapter will be discussed under each topic, look in the package of outlines that you will receive at the beginning of the course.


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