Biology of animal development

A.Y. 2017/2018
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to evaluate the animal embryo development in an evolutionistic key (Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Evo-Devo) and in order to understand the basis of the functional adaptation to the environment (Envi-Devo)
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
The program will be organized in three parts: 1. Introduction, genetic and epigenetic bases od development, developmental phases in different animal models (sea urchin, amphibians, chick ,, zebrafish, Drosophila, C. elegans, mouse embryos) and in human embryos; 2. mechanisms in development and experimental developmental biology; 3. molecular developmental biology and morphogens. Relationship between individuals and symbionts and morphogenesis. Environment and diversity.


Reference Material S.F. Gilbert, Developmental Biology. Sinauer.
Lecture notes and slides and scientific papers on specific subjects will be provided by the teachers


Prerequisites and examination procedures: oral exam


Teaching Methods lectures


Language of instruction italian
BIO/06 - COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND CYTOLOGY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Ask for an appointment via email
Biosciences Dept, building (torre) B, 7th floor