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

15.07.2021
 

Ecdysis-related neuropeptide expression and metamorphosis in a non-ecdysozoan bilaterian

10.07.2021
 

New Paper on bioRxiv

Widespread retention of ohnologs in key developmental gene families following whole genome duplication in arachnopulmonates

05.07.2021
 

New book chapter in "Plastic Ocean"

From live imaging to 3D modeling: a guide to documentation and processing of planktonic organisms.

29.06.2021
 

New Paper in European Journal of Taxonomy

Varadia, a new helicarionoidean semi-slug genus from India’s Western Ghats (Stylommatophora: Helicarionoidea)

17.06.2021
 

New Paper in Organisms, Diversity & Evolution

Reproductive biology, embryonic development and matrotrophy in the phylactolaemate bryozoan Plumatella casmiana

16.06.2021
 

Specialization for Tachinid Fly Pollination in the Phenologically Divergent Varieties of the Orchid Neotinea ustulata

11.06.2021
 

New paper in BMC Zoology

A comparative analysis of the nervous system of cheilostome bryozoans

01.06.2021
 

Evolutionary morphology of the antennal heart in stick and leaf

insects (Phasmatodea) and webspinners (Embioptera) (Insecta:

Eukinolabia)

23.04.2021
 

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

News

08.08.2022
 

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August 8-12, 2022, Vienna, Austria