Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

BI439
Vertebrate Microscopic Anatomy
0.5 Credit

A contemporary and comparative approach to the micro-anatomical study of the organ systems of representative vertebrate models including fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between structure and function. Classical descriptions of vertebrate histological structures are supplemented with modern findings in biochemistry, immunocytochemistry and molecular biology to give the student a solid basis for understanding animal morphology and evolutionary relationships.

Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
BI236 (or BI230 or BI231) and registration status: Honours Biology programs. (BI338 strongly recommended.)
Exclusions
BI438*, BI452*, BI496n.
Notes
2 lecture hours, 1 seminar hour, 3 lab hours