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 papers

21.08.2020
 

The trade-off between adult size and development time due to different feeding regimes in the scorpion Tityus neibae.

03.08.2020
 

New paper in Parasitology

Unravelling the hidden biodiversity – the establishment of DNA barcodes of fish-parasitizing Acanthocephala Koehlreuther, 1771 in view of taxonomic...

08.07.2020
 

New paper in PLOS Biology

Principles for creating a single authoritative list of the world’s species.

24.06.2020
 

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology

Within-family plasticity of nervous system architecture in Syllidae (Annelida, Errantia).