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

11.06.2021
 

New paper in BMC Zoology

A comparative analysis of the nervous system of cheilostome bryozoans

27.04.2021
 

Fine structure of the epicuticular secretion coat and associated glands of Pedipalpi and Palpigradi (Arachnida)

23.04.2021
 

Production, composition, and mode of action of the painful defensive venom produced by a limacodid caterpillar, Doratifera vulnerans

20.04.2021
 

Nectar Uptake of a Long-Proboscid Prosoeca Fly (Nemestrinidae)—Proboscis Morphology and Flower Shape

20.04.2021
 

New Paper in Frontiers in Zoology

When SEM becomes a deceptive tool of analysis: the unexpected discovery of epidermal glands with stalked ducts on the ultimate legs of geophilomorph...

12.04.2021
 

New Paper in BMC Ecology and Evolution

Three in one: evolution of viviparity, coenocytic placenta and polyembryony in cyclostome bryozoans

News

08.08.2022
 

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