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Developmental Biology

Teachers:
Carlo Alberto Redi
Year:
2016/2017
ECTS:
6
SSD:
BIO/06

Course content

Mechanisms of sex determination. Gonad development and sexual phenotype. The development of germ cells: spermatogenesis and oogenesis. Stem cells. Stemness genes. Genetic reprogramming. Cloning: therapeutic and reproductive options. Fertilisation. Creating multicellularity: patterns of embryonic cleavage. Patterning of the body plan: setting up the body axes; origin and specification of the germ layers; general features of gastrulation. Pattern formation. Determination by cytoplasmic specification. Progressive determination. Genomic equivalence and differential gene expression.


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