Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

BIOL 442 - Physiology at the Limit

(3 units)

Prerequisites: BIOL 342  or BIOL 345  with a grade of “C” or better.
(Undergraduates enroll in BIOL 442; graduates enroll in BIOL 542 .) Survey of biochemical and physiological adaptations of organisms under extreme environmental conditions or performance. Topics include adaptive responses to hypoxia, high-altitude, deep-sea diving, outer space, micro-gravity, exercise, flight, swimming, salt stress, and extreme temperatures. Examples from vertebrates and invertebrates.

Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.) Double Numbered with: BIOL 542