Developmental Biology





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Concepts in Developmental Biology: A. Axis specification and patterning SIX lectures B. Cell fate Determination, Specification, Commitment, Differentiation, Proliferation Vs Differentiation, Induction, Competence, Lateral inhibition TEN lectures C. Migration THREE lectures 2. Methods of studying Developmental Biology: A. Classical techniques e.g. Cell labeling, grafting ONE lecture B. Candidate gene approach i. Saturated mutagenesis screens FOUR lectures ii. Lessons from other species/contexts FOUR lectures3. Development and disease SIX lectures4. Developmental mechanisms of evolutionary change






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