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BIO 325. Comparative Reproductive Biology. 3 Hours.

An examination of the biology of reproduction in a variety of animal species. Topics include: the evolution of sex, sex determination, female and male reproductive systems, fertilization, and early embryonic development. Additionally, current topics in the field including reproductive disorders and endocrine disrupting contaminants will be discussed. Topics will be covered using approaches from genetics, cell biology, anatomy, and physiology. Students will read primary literature, and analyze case studies and clinical scenarios.

Prerequisite: BIO 215 with a minimum grade of D.