Unit for Integrative Zoology

Teaching and research in our group spans across a wide range of animals including vertebrates, arthropods, and lophotrochozoans. These are analyzed using various morphological and molecular methods, including immunolabeling, advanced light and confocal microscopy, 3D reconstruction, high speed video analysis, electron microscopy, and gene expression studies. The data generated are used in integrative and comparative approaches to elucidate body plan evolution, development, functional morphology, ecomorphology and phylogeny of non-model organisms.


New publications

25.11.2020
 

The tracheal system of scutigeromorph centipedes and the evolution of respiratory systems of myriapods

23.11.2020
 

Phylum Bryozoa

in Handbook of Zoology

11.11.2020
 

New Paper in Zoological Letters

Morphology of Stephanella hina (Bryozoa, Phylactolaemata): common phylactolaemate and unexpected, unique characters

09.11.2020
 

New paper in Cladistics

Phylogeny of Lithobiidae Newport, 1844, with emphasis on the megadiverse genus Lithobius Leach, 1814 (Myriapoda, Chilopoda)

04.11.2020
 

New paper in BMC Evolutionary Biology

Four myriapod relatives – but who are sisters? No end to debates on relationships among the four major myriapod subgroups

29.10.2020
 

Ancestral Role of Ecdysis-Related Neuropeptides in Animal Life Cycle Transitions.