BIO 344 Invertebrate Morphology and Physiology

The structure and functional organization of animal-like protists and invertebrates are examined as adaptations to life in specific habitats. The current use of these organisms in applied systems, such as aquaculture, and as models to study basic biological processes is discussed. Marine organisms and parasites are emphasized. The phylogenetic relationships between taxa are also debated. Includes one three-hour laboratory per week, plus two hours arranged.

Credits

4 units

Prerequisite

BIO 130; and BIO 105 or BIO 115; or permission of instructor

Corequisite

BIO 344L

Core Requirements Met

  • Laboratory Science