Let’s talk about… SponGES!

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It has been an intense period for the SponGES’ team. Besides a summer of research cruises, the EU project has been actively engaged in many events, conferences and international meetings. Some examples? Andrew Davies (Bangor University) has introduced the project in … Read More

Sampling sponges in the Norwegian fjords

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SponGES teams get together again for field work operations, as researchers from the Natural History Museum in London and from Uppsala University join staff at Bergen University. This deep-sea sponge sampling campaign, in the Norwegian fjords, is on September 8-9 … Read More

Molecular phylogenies challenge the classification of Polymastiidae (Porifera, Demospongiae) based on morphology

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REFERENCE Plotkin, Alexander; Voigt, Oliver; Willassen, Endre & Rapp, Hans Tore (2016). Molecular phylogenies challenge the classification of Polymastiidae (Porifera, Demospongiae) based on morphology. Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 22. http://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-016-0301-7 ABSTRACT Polymastiidae Gray, 1867 is a worldwide distributed sponge family, … Read More

Polymastiidae (Demospongiae: Hadromerida) with ornamented exotyles: a review of morphological affinities and description of a new genus and three new species

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REFERENCE Plotkin, Alexander; Morrow, Christine; Gerasimova, Elena; Rapp, Hans Tore (2016). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315416000655 ABSTRACT All polymastiid sponges displaying ornamented exotyles are reviewed and their morphological affinities are reconsidered. The study embraces … Read More

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