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


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.


New paper in BMC Ecology and Evolution

Reconstructing the neuromuscular ground pattern of phylactolaemate bryozoans: new data from the Lophopodidae


New paper in Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters

Parananochromis moutingae (Teleostei: Cichlidae): a new species from central Africa, and the first record of the genus in the Congo River basin.


New paper in Journal of Morphology

Morphology of ctenostome bryozoans: 6. Amphibiobeania epiphylla


New Paper in Scientific Reports

Phylogeny and evolution of the genus Cervus (Cervidae, Mammalia) as revealed by complete mitochondrial genomes.


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