BIOL 302 Parasitology


Parasites are organisms that are dependent on another species for their reproductive success. Many spend most or all of their lives in close association with one or more host organisms. This course will examine the morphology, development, molecular and cellular biology, life cycles, ecology, evolutionary adaptations, and host interactions of a variety of vertebrate and invertebrate parasites. Parasites that interact with humans as a primary or secondary host will feature prominently but all parasitic taxa will be represented.