Aims/Description: This module will examine insect structure from the level of construction, through internal anatomy, tissue structure, cells and sub-cellular organisation. As well as examining insect tissues it will also highlight the relationships between structures and consider symbionts and pathogens. It will train students in a range of techniques from dissection through the preparation of living samples for microscopical analysis, through to fixation and the examination of material for light and electron microscopy.

Staff Contact: M. Siva-Jothy
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work, Practical

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