Principles of Developmental Biology

Zoology 533
Fall 2003

Current Syllabus
(frequently updated during the semester)



 
 
 

Date
Topic
Reading
Instructor
8 / 26
Introduction
Ch 1
Becraft
8 / 28
Concepts in developmental biology
Ch 3, pp 56 - 79
Ch 6, pp 143-149
Powell-Coffman
9 / 2
Gene expression
Ch 4 pp 85-87, 92-105
Ch 5
Becraft
9 / 4
Early mammalian development
Ch. 11 pp 363-368
Powell-Coffman
9 / 9
Discussion I
assigned questions
 
9 / 11
Fertilization
Ch. 7
Powell-Coffman
9 / 16
Discussion II
assigned questions
 
9 / 18
Drosophila pattern formation I 
Ch 9 pp 263-290
Becraft
9 / 23
Drosophila pattern formation II 
Ch 9 pp 290-299
Becraft
9 / 25
Discussion III

assigned questions III

review:read pp 379-380

 
9 / 30
MIDTERM
 
 
10 / 2
Gastrulation 
Ch. 10 pp 305-316
Ch 11 pp 354 - 363
Powell-Coffman
10 / 7
Induction/ Spemann organizer
Ch 10 pp 317 - 344
Powell-Coffman
10 / 9
Discussion IV
assigned questions
Agathon 2003
News & Views
Ch 11 p 345 - 354
 
10 / 14
Discussion V
assigned questions
 
10 / 16
Mesoderm and Endoderm
Ch 14 & 15
Powell-Coffman
10 / 21
Discussion VI 
assigned questions
 
10 / 23
Neural tube patterning
Ch 12
Powell-Coffman
10 / 28
Cell migration & Pathfinding 
Ch 13
Powell-Coffman
10 / 30
Discussion VII
 
 
11 / 4

Limb development

Ch 16
Becraft
11 / 6

MIDTERM

 
 
11 / 11
Plant Development: Meristems
Ch 20 pp 649-654, 665-668

Review Article

Becraft
11 / 13
Plant Development: Flowering

Ch 20 pp 671-678

Review Article

Becraft
11 / 18
Discussion VIII

Questions to answer

Reinhardt, et al. (2003)  
11 / 20
Sex determination Ch 17 Powell-Coffman
11/25-27

THANKSGIVING BREAK

 
 
12 / 2
Discussion IX
 
12 / 4
Developmental timing

lecture notes

Becraft
12 / 9
Cancer 
Ch 23 pp 703-708
 
12 / 11
Discussion X

Discussion Questions

Matsuo, et al. (2003)

Supplemental material

Becraft
12 / 16
FINAL 12:00 - 2:00 pm
 
 

 
 
 
 

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