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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:  BIO212 and CHE131 or permission of Department Chairperson.