Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Comparative Developmental Biology
0.5 Credit

This course examines development, integrating topics from the genome to the whole organism. Emphasis is placed on using cell biology to understand evolution and development, as understanding the changes that drive developmental processes at the cellular level is fundamental for a broad understanding of plant and animal development. Emphasis is also placed on the genetic control and signaling events in embryonic development, plant morphology and flowering time, and on the different mechanisms of gene regulation, comparing the differences and similarities between plant and animal systems.