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

Jiangnan Luo, Yiting Liu, Dick R. Nassel. 2017. Transcriptional Reorganization of Drosophila Motor Neurons and Their Muscular Junctions toward a Neuroendocrine Phenotype by the bHLH Protein Dimmed. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 10.

Yunfei Sun, Fang Wang, Nan Hu, Xianpeng Su, Zhi Liu, Heinrich Dircksen. 2017. Prey selection of the swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus (Miers, 1876)(Brachyura: Portunidae) foraging on bivalves. Journal of Crustacean Biology 37: 521-528.

Sébastien Lebreton, Mikael A. Carlsson, Peter Witzgall. 2017. Insulin Signaling in the Peripheral and Central Nervous System Regulates Female Sexual Receptivity during Starvation in Drosophila. Frontiers in Physiology 8: 1-9.

Josefin Sundin, Mirjam Amcoff, Fernando Mateos-Gonzalez, Graham D. Raby, Fredrik Jutfelt, Timothy D. Clark. 2017. Long-term exposure to elevated carbon dioxide does not alter activity levels of a coral reef fish in response to predator chemical cues. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71.

Chrysoula Roufidou. 2017. Reproductive physiology of the female three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus. Doctoral thesis. Department of Zoology, Stockholm University.

Joseph G. C. Yeoh, Aniruddha A. Pandit, Meet Zandawala, Dick R. Nässel, Shireen-Anne Davies, Julian A. T. Dow. 2017. DINeR - Database for Insect Neuropeptide Research. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 86: 9-19.