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

03.10.2020
 

New paper in Journal of Morphology

Morphology of ctenostome bryozoans: 1. Arachnidium fibrosum

29.09.2020
 

New paper in Animal Biology

Mating behavior and spermatophore morphology of the whip scorpion Typopeltis dalyi Pocock, 1900 (Uropygi, Thelyphonida).

21.09.2020
 

New paper in Journal of Morphology

Morphology of ctenostome bryozoans: 2. Haywardozoon pacificum, with implications of the phylogenetic position of the genus.

24.08.2020
 

New Paper in Biological Control

Innate and learned responses of foraging predatory mites to polar and non-polar fractions of thrips’ chemical cues.

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...