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

08.01.2021
 

New Paper in Scientific Reports

First evidence of virus-like particles in the bacterial symbionts of Bryozoa

29.12.2020
 

New Paper in Schubartiana

The millipedes and centipedes (Diplopoda, Chilopoda) of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Schorfheide-Chorin in Brandenburg (Germany)

18.12.2020
 

New paper in Acta Zoologica Bulgarica

The Alien Pond Slider Trachemys scripta (Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792) in Bulgaria: Future Prospects for an Established and Reproducing Invasive Species

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