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

Alyssa Woronik, Kalle Tunström, Michael W. Perry, Ramprasad Neethiraj, Constanti Stefanescu, Maria de la Paz Celorio-Mancera, Oskar Brattström, Jason Hill, Philipp Lehmann, Reijo Käkelä, Christopher W. Wheat. 2019. A transposable element insertion is associated with an alternative life history strategy. Nature Communications 10.

Dick R. Nässel, Meet Zandawala, Tsuyoshi Kawada, Honoo Satake. 2019. Tachykinins - Neuropeptides That Are Ancient, Diverse, Widespread and Functionally Pleiotropic. Frontiers in Neuroscience 13.

Marion Javal, Saskia Thomas, Philipp Lehmann, Madeleine G. Barton, Desmond E. Conlong, Anton Du Plessis, John S. Terblanche. 2019. The Effect of Oxygen Limitation on a Xylophagous Insect's Heat Tolerance Is Influenced by Life-Stage Through Variation in Aerobic Scope and Respiratory Anatomy. Frontiers in Physiology 10.

Fredrik Jutfelt, Dominique G. Roche, Timothy D. Clark, Tommy Norin, Sandra A. Binning, Ben Speers-Roesch, Mirjam Amcoff, Rachael Morgan, Anna H. Andreassen, Josefin Sundin. 2019. Brain cooling marginally increases acute upper thermal tolerance in Atlantic cod. Journal of Experimental Biology 222.

Thomas A. Verschut, Mikael A. Carlsson, Peter A. Hambäck. 2019. Scaling the interactive effects of attractive and repellent odours for insect search behaviour. Scientific Reports 9.

Aigi Margus, Saija Piiroinen, Philipp Lehmann, Santtu Tikka, Juha Karvanen, Leena Lindström. 2019. Sublethal Pyrethroid Insecticide Exposure Carries Positive Fitness Effects Over Generations in a Pest Insect. Scientific Reports 9.


Head of division: Mikael Carlsson

Staff: Functional zoomorphology

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