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


New paper in PNAS

The sea spider Pycnogonum litorale overturns the paradigm of the absence of axial regeneration in molting animals.


New paper in Zootaxa

Tadpoles of Central Amazonia (Amphibia: Anura).


New paper in Journal of Morphology

Sexually dimorphic characters of the ultimate legs in lithobiid centipedes (Myriapoda, Chilopoda, Lithobiomorpha): morphology and implications for...


New paper in Zoology

A histochemical and morphological study of the mucus producing pedal gland system in Latia neritoides (Mollusca; Gastropoda; Hygrophila)


Terrestrial Cetartiodactyla


Contrasting parental roles shape sex differences in poison frog space use but not navigational performance


New paper in Proceedings of Royal Society B

Phylogenomics reveals deep relationships and diversification within phylactolaemate bryozoans.


New Paper in Hydrobiologia

Molecular phylogeny and taxonomic revision of the cichlid genus Hemichromis (Teleostei, Cichliformes, Cichlidae), with description of a new genus and...


New paper in Bioinformatics

SYNPHONI: scale-free & phylogeny-aware reconstruction of synteny conservation & transformation across animal genomes.


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