The Molecular Machinery of Gametogenesis in Geodia Demosponges (Porifera): Evolutionary Origins of a Conserved Toolkit across Animals

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REFERENCE Koutsouveli, Vasiliki; Cárdenas Paco; Santodomingo Nadiezhda; Marina Anabel; Morato Esperanza;  Rapp Hans Tore; Riesgo Ana (2020). Molecular Biology and Evolution https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msaa183. ABSTRACT All animals are capable of undergoing gametogenesis. The ability of forming haploid cells from diploid cells through meiosis … Read More

New paper in Science Advances sheds light on biosilicification in sponges

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The new paper led by our team member Manuel Maldonado (and collaborators the Bedford Institute of Oceanography and the London Museum of Natural History) describes how the cooperation between passive and active silicon transporters clarifies the ecophysiology and evolution of … Read More

Children’s University Kiel – Sponges and microorganisms, pioneers of evolution

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SponGES researchers Ute Hentschel Humeida along with her team (Beate Slaby, Sabrina Jung, GEOMAR) gave a beautiful lecture on “Sponges and microorganisms, pioneers of evolution” as a Children’s University Event held in Kiel on January 11th, 2017. The lecture, part … Read More