Evolution and Diversity of the Cell
Description: *3 (fi 6) (second term, 3-0-0). This course begins by briefly surveying eukaryotic organismal diversity with an emphasis on unicellular organisms and their biomedical/ecological impact. The course then examines the variation observed in different cellular systems including the nucleus, endomembrane system, mitochondria and plastids and how they can differ from the well studied models such as yeasts, animals and plants. Each organelle will be explored from morphological, genomic and evolutionary perspectives, making use of current literature when possible.
Prerequisites: CELL 201 or BIOL 201.
Offered: M W F 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm