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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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BI 301 - Nematology

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Nematodes are the most abundant and diverse animals on the planet. They are found in terrestrial soil everywhere, from rainforests to deserts to the polar regions, and aquatic sediments from freshwater lakes and streams to intertidal and deep sea marine environments. Many are parasites of our crops, domestic and wild animals, and even humans. This course aims to introduce cadets to nematodes and their amazing diversity of forms and lifestyles, but also to introduce them to broader topics and fields in biology that can be examined through the lens of nematodes. These broader topics include model organisms, ecology, evolution and development. By the end of the course, students should be able to understand and critically examine current research in nematology and incorporate information and skills from other coursework. Prerequisite(s): BI 111 , BI 112 , & BI 113  or instructor permission.