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DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

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DB 3803
PATTERNING THE EMBRYO
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Hoppler and Dr J Pettitt

Pre-requisite(s): DB 3005

Co-requisite(s): DB 3501, DB 3804

This course covers the following topics. Fertilisation: the making of a new organism, Drosophila: The Making of a Fly (Nisslein-Vollhard/Wieschaus screen and beyond), C. elegans: The Making of the Worm, Breaking the Symmetry: Axis Formation in Amphibians and other Vertebrates, Morphogenetic Movements and Cell Migration.

3 one-hour lectures per week and 4 all day (eight hour) practicals over two consecutive weeks. 2 one hour tutorials and 17 hours of timetabled data analysis and lab report writing.

1st Attempt: 1 one and a half hour essay examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%).
Continuous assessment comprises: 1 manuscript as if for publication based on practical and essay (introduction and discussion).

Resit: 1 one and a half hour essay examination (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).