Aim of the course is to provide a guidance along the progress of knowledge about the properties of living organisms. It is thus possible to realize that thanks the methodologies developed to acquire new information and knowledge, the cell, although continuously remodeled during evolution, has maintained memory of mechanisms appeared three billion years ago as well as the developmental mechanisms are rather similar among animals, included the man.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge about the hypotheses of how the life and consequently the cell is appeared, of how the cell growths, develops, differentiates, reproduces and dies, and of how the animals develop starting from the fertilized egg. The cell cycle and the development of an organism: acquisitions about the control mechanisms - Skills in distinguishing which, as a living organism, is either really natural, or manipulated by man or developed in laboratory.
Lesson period: Second semester
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