Animal Physiology

This course examines the physiological mechanisms underlying four fundamental functions: movement, sensation, feeding, and reproduction. How do physiological systems operate to enable organisms to live in drastically different habitats? What are the common cellular and molecular mechanisms that are shared by diverse animals? The laboratory will consist of several preparations examining developmental, sensory, endocrine, and muscle physiology, followed by more-detailed, independent investigations of one of these preparations. Prerequisites: 152L and 153L, and permission of the instructor. (1 1 /4 course credits)—Dunlap