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

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.

Olga I. Kubrak, Sören Nylin, Thomas Flatt, Dick R. Nässel, Olof Leimar. 2017. Adaptation to fluctuating environments in a selection experiment with Drosophila melanogaster. Ecology and Evolution 7: 3796-3807.

Philipp Lehmann, Sören Nylin, Karl Gotthard, Mikael A. Carlsson. 2017. Idiosyncratic development of sensory structures in brains of diapausing butterfly pupae - implications for information processing. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Biological Sciences 284.

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.

Chrysoula Roufidou, Monika Schmitz, Ian Mayer, Marion Sebire, Ioanna Katsiadaki, Yi Ta Shao, Bertil Borg. 2017. Hormonal changes over the spawning cycle in the female three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus. General and Comparative Endocrinology.