Christian A Sidor
Comparison of the structure of vertebrate organ systems: integument, skeletal, muscle, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, and reproductive, with an emphasis on evolutionary trends. Prerequisite: either BIOL 350 or BIOL 452. Offered: W.
This course provides advanced undergraduates a solid introduction to vertebrate anatomy, with development as an underlying organizational principle. Lectures cover three main topics: embryology (overall body plan, individual organ systems), evolution of anatomical systems, and vertebrate diversity. Laboratory exercises investigate early embryology of the chick and then move on to detailed dissections of the dogfish shark and domestic cat.
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