Sponges are different and ever fascinating ...
On March 24 at prime time 19:30h, Germans most famous Science TV show Terra X on ZDF will feature 7 minutes about our work at DESY and show time lapse movies
Steinmetz P. R. H. et al. Independent evolution of striated muscles in cnidarians and bilaterians, Nature (2012), DOI: 10.1038/nature11180
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Functional anatomy and comparative morphology 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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