Sponges are different and ever fascinating ...
After the 7 minute TV-feature about our research in TerraX in March (watch online!), there will be another feature on Satarday Sept. 7 on ZDF Neo and Sunday Sept. 8 on ZDF: Terra X "Supertiere 4 with Dirk Steffens.
Steinmetz P. R. H. et al. Independent evolution of striated muscles in cnidarians and bilaterians, Nature (2012), DOI: 10.1038/nature11180
Functional morphology and physiology of basal metazoaPD Dr Michael Nickel. We mainly explore the functional anatomy and physiology of sponges (Porifera), within a broader comparative context of the basal metazoan phylogenetic framework. The lab is part of the Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena since October 2007.
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