Biology Department

Images of
Developmental Biology

In this course, we use many different animals and techniques to illustrate the various methods by which embryos develop.
The chicken embryo, fruit fly pupa, and amphibian embryo allow students to better understand, respectively,
morphogenesis of heart development, how embryos accumulate massive amounts of mRNA to be used later in development, and the inductive interactions needed for D/V axis specification and mesoderm formation.

See the following links below to get a glimpse into the beautiful world of embryo development...

Chicken Heart Development

Drosophila Polytene Chromsomes

Amphibian Neurulation

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