Special Topics in Biology; Insect Compound Eye & Vision in Invertebrate Animals
Prerequiste: BSCI353 The course will investigate, through original research papers, the structure, development, optics and physiological function of vision in insect and other invertebrate species. We will follow the evolution of vision in insects and explore how general principles of visual signal processing drove an increasing sophistication of eye structure and function. Wherever possible we will draw comparisions with the function and eyes in vertebrates and with human vision. Applicable towards Biological Sciences Specialization arease: PHNB, GENB cell biology/physiology category. Sponsoring Dept. BIOL.