- SCHOOL OF BIOLOGY
- UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
- POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
Training students on key issues of development in animal models and plants
Teaching includes lectures and laboratory work – exercises.
General principles of Developmental Biology. Gametogenesis-Fertilization. Early development, developmental commitment, cytoplasmic determinants and induction in Drosophila, C. elegans, sea urchin, Xenopus, chick and mouse. Development of the nervous system. Development and communication of plant cells. Cell recognition and fertilization. Plant hormones and development.
1. Amphibian oogenesis, separation of frog oocytes at various stages of maturation. 2. Observation of frog embryos at various stages of development with the use of stereoscope. 3. Observation of frog histological sections at various stages of development using the microscope. 4. In vitro fertilization of frog eggs and separation of embryos at various developmental stages. 5. Computer study of techniques and developmental stages in model organisms ( sea urchin, Drosophila, chick and amphibians).
1. J.M.W. Slack. Essential developmental Biology. Academic Publications, 2007
2. A. Anagnostopoulou-Bei. Developmental Biology. Art of Text 1993, ISBN: 960-312-024-3
Attending lectures, practising laboratory skills.
Written examination. Written examination on laboratory work.
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