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

Meet Zandawala, Richard Marley, Shireen A. Davies, Dick R. Nässel. 2018. Characterization of a set of abdominal neuroendocrine cells that regulate stress physiology using colocalized diuretic peptides in Drosophila. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences (CMLS) 75: 1099-1115.

S. Trombley, A. Rocha, B. Th. Björnsson, Bertil Borg, M. Schmitz. 2018. Effects of androgens on the leptin system in immature male Atlantic salmon parr. General and Comparative Endocrinology 257: 122-129.

Philipp Lehmann, Peter Pruisscher, Vladimir Kostal, Martin Moos, Petr Simek, Sören Nylin, Rasmus Agren, Leif Varemo, Christer Wiklund, Christopher W. Wheat, Karl Gotthard. 2018. Metabolome dynamics of diapause in the butterfly Pieris napi - distinguishing maintenance, termination and post-diapause phases. Journal of Experimental Biology 221.

María José Ferreiro, Coralia Pérez, Mariana Marchesano, Santiago Ruiz, Angel Caputi, Pedro Aguilera, Rosa Barrio, Rafael Cantera. 2018. Drosophila melanogaster White Mutant w(1118) Undergo Retinal Degeneration. Frontiers in Neuroscience 11.

M. Kellner, T. Porseryd, I. Porsch-Hallström, Bertil Borg, Chrysoula Roufidou, K. H. Olsen. 2018. Developmental exposure to the SSRI citalopram causes long-lasting behavioural effects in the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Ecotoxicology 27: 12-22.

Chrysoula Roufidou, Monika Schmitz, Ian Mayer, Marion Sebire, Ioanna Katsiadaki, Yi Ta Shao, Bertil Borg. 2018. Hormonal changes over the spawning cycle in the female three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus. General and Comparative Endocrinology 257: 97-105.