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Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectBiological Sciences
Number & Suffix: 108
Transcript Title: DEVELOPMENT BIOL 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course addresses the normal development as well as disorders of development of the animal organism, and pays specific attention to the genetic, hormonal, and environmental variables that influence the proliferation and differentiation of cells. Topics covered include: conception, cleavages, gastrulation, neurulation, formation of axes, Hox-genes, cell differentiation, sex determination and differentiation, reproduction, organogenesis, evolution and development, recombinant/knock-out/transgene animals, teratology. The course also covers the following: embryonic development of the model systems used in developmental biology: mouse, zebra fish, Xenopus, Drosophila, and C. elegans; how molecular and genetic information of DNA is translated into the developmental plan of an embryo, cell differentiation, formation of organs, growth of an embryo to a mature individual, and the relationship between developmental biology and evolution; how disturbances of these processes can lead to a deregulation in cell growth or cell differentiation and to impairment of development. Textbook: PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENT by L Wolpert. Prerequisites for the course include: basic knowledge of transcription, translation, cell-cell-interaction, signal transduction, cell cycle control, embryo genesis. 
Language of Instruction: English
Partner University Department: Biomedical Sciences 
Partner University Course Number: BMW20705