Functional zoomorphology

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Functional zoomorphology

Neuropeptides and endocrine regulations in the water flea Daphnia

We study neuroanatomy and neurosecretory neurons in water fleas Daphnia to understand the physiological basis of impacts of chemical substances in human-borne water pollutants that affect growth and reproduction in a keystone organism in aquatic ecosystems and one of the most important test organisms in ecotoxicology.

Other research areas

  • Neuroendokrinologi
  • Neuropeptider i insekters nervsystem
  • Reproductive fysiologi hos fiskar

Our latest publications

Martina Gáliková, Peter Klepsatel, Judith Münch, Ronald P. Kühnlein. 2017. Spastic paraplegia-linked phospholipase PAPLA1 is necessary for development, reproduction, and energy metabolism in Drosophila. Scientific Reports 7.

Tvisha Misra, Martin Baccino-Calace, Felix Meyenhofer, David Rodriguez-Crespo, Hatice Akarsu, Ricardo Armenta-Calderón, Thomas A. Gorr, Christian Frei, Rafael Cantera, Boris Egger, Stefan Luschnig. 2017. A genetically encoded biosensor for visualising hypoxia responses in vivo. Biology Open 6: 296-304.

Alberto Maria Cattaneo, Francisco Gonzalez, Jonas M. Bengtsson, Elizabeth A. Corey, Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly, Nicolas Montagné, Umberto Salvagnin, William B. Walker, Peter Witzgall, Gianfranco Anfora, Yuriy V. Bobkov. 2017. Candidate pheromone receptors of codling moth Cydia pomonella respond to pheromones and kairomones. Scientific Reports 7.

Olga I. Kubrak, Oleh V. Lushchak, Meet Zandawala, Dick R. Nässel. 2016. Systemic corazonin signalling modulates stress responses and metabolism in Drosophila. Open Biology 6.

Olga I. Kubrak, Lucie Kucerova, Ulrich Theopold, Sören Nylin, Dick R. Nässel. 2016. Characterization of Reproductive Dormancy in Male Drosophila melanogaster. Frontiers in Physiology 7.

Yiting Liu, Jiangnan Luo, Dick R. Nässel. 2016. The Drosophila Transcription Factor Dimmed Affects Neuronal Growth and Differentiation in Multiple Ways Depending on Neuron Type and Developmental Stage. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 9.