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BIO318 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology Lab

This course, the laboratory component of Comparative Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 317), is the first half of the two-term laboratory series exploring the evolutionary connectivity among diverse organisms of the animal kingdom. It will trace the changes that have occurred by focusing on one organ system at a time through a series of a few representative animals. The organ systems to be covered are the skeletal, muscular, nervous and sensory system. They will be explored through the dissection of preserved specimens, models and interaction with computer software. Physiological aspects will be explored through a variety of experiments that highlight the differences and similarities among vertebrates. Concurrent enrollment in BIO317 required.

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