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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 421 Comparative Animal Physiology

4 Credit(s)
A comparative approach to the functional adaptations of animals to diverse environments, with emphasis on underlying physiological and biochemical mechanisms. This course examines the ways that diverse animals perform similar physiological functions. Topics covered include energy metabolism, feeding, digestion, thermal biology, osmotic relations, respiratory exchange, circulation, excretion, and neural biology. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: BIO 212  and CHE 231  or permission of Department Chairperson.