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Christian A Sidor
BIOL 453
Seattle Campus

Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates

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.

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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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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Christian A Sidor
Date: 09/08/2008