Publikationen Abteilung "Evolution & Biodiversität der Tiere"

Publikationen seit 2018


  • Cejp, B., Jimi, N. & Aguado M.T. (2023) Another piece for the syllid puzzle: A new species from Japan and its mitochondrial genome reveal the enigmatic Clavisyllis (Phyllodocida: Syllidae) as a member of Eusyllinae. Zootaxa, doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.5244.4.2
  • Purschke, G. & Helm C. (2023) Development and structure of the anterior nervous system and sense organs in the holopelagic annelid Tomopteris spp. (Phyllodocida, Errantia). Organisms, Diversity and Evolution,
  • Engel N., Aguado M.T. & Maraun M. (2023) Trophic ecology of three marine polychaete species: Evidence from laboratory experiments using stable isotope (15N, 13C), fatty acid (NLFA) analyses, and C and N stoichiometry. Marine Environmental Research 185,


  • Beckers P., Gebhardt T. & Helm C. (2022) Loss of nervous system complexity – Morphological analyses shed light on the neuronal evolution in Myzostomida (Annelida). Acta Zoologica, 1-14
  • Kalke P. & Helm C. (2022) No cost but high performance - An alternative open source solution for 3D-visualizations in morphology. Microscopy Research and Technique, 1-5
  • Schaper A., Pape F. and Bleidorn C. (2022) Faunistische Untersuchung und naturschutzfachliche Relevanz der WIldbienenfauna (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) der Kiesgrube Ballertasche in Süd-Niedersachsen. Ampulex 13, 35-46
  • Fernández M.B., Bleidorn C.and Calcaterra L.A. (2022) Wolbachia infection in native populations of the invasive tawny crazy ant Nylanderia fulva. Frontiers in Insect Science, 16
  • Gharabigloozare Y. and Bleidorn C. (2022) Effect of high temperature on Wolbachia density and impact on cytoplasmic incompatibility in confused flour beetle, Tribolium confusum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). BMC Res Notes 15, 240 (2022).
  • Helm C., Schwarze G. & Beckers P. (2022) Loss of complexity from larval towards adult nervous systems in Chaetopteridae (Chaetopteriformia, Annelida) unveils evolutionary patterns in Annelida. Organisms, Diversity and Evolution,
  • Bank S. and Bradler S. (2022) A second view on the evolution of flight in stick and leaf insects (Phasmatodea). BMC Ecology and Evolution, doi:
  • Formenti, G., Theissinger, K., Fernandes, C., Bista, I., Bombarely, A., Bleidorn, C., ... & Zammit, G. (2022). The era of reference genomes in conservation genomics. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 37, 197-202.
  • Gharabigloozare Y, Wähling A and Bleidorn C (2022) Whole-Genome Sequence of the Wolbachia Strain w Tcon, an Endosymbiont of the Confused Flour Beetle, Tribolium confusum. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 11(2), pp.e01144-21
  • Aguado MT,Ponz-Segrelles G, Glasby CJ, Ribeiro RP, Nakamura M, Oguchi K,Omori A, Kohtsuka H, Fischer C, Ise Y, Jimi N & Miura T (2022) Ramisyllis kingghidorahi n. sp., a new branching annelid from Japan. Org Divers Evol.
  • Cejp B, Ravara A & Aguado MT (2022) First mitochondrial genomes of Chrysopetalidae (Annelida) from shallow-water and deep-sea chemosynthetic environments. Gene 815, 146159,


  • Ponz-Segrelles G, Ribeiro RP & Aguado MT (2021) Monsters reveal patterns: bifurcated annelids and their implications for the study of development and evolution. Biological reviews. doi: 10.1111/brv.12826
  • Bleidorn C & Henze K (2021) A new primer pair for barcoding of bees (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) without amplifying the orthologous coxA gene of Wolbachia bacteria. BMC Research Notes 14, 427,
  • Kalke P, Beckers P & Helm C (2021) May the palps be with you – new insights into the evolutionary origin of anterior appendages in Terebelliformia (Annelida). BMC Zoology 6, 30,
  • Passos Ribeiro R & Aguado MT (2021) Effects of GSK3β inhibition in the regeneration of Syllis malaquini (Syllidae, Annelida). Development Genes & Evolution,
  • Bank S, Cumming RT, Li Y, Henze K, Le Tirant S & Bradler S (2021) A tree of leaves: Phylogeny and historical biogeography of the leaf insects (Phasmatodea: Phylliidae). Communications Biology 4, 932,
  • Passos Ribeiro R, Egger B, Ponz-Segrelles G & Aguado MT (2021) Cellular proliferation dynamics during regeneration in Syllis malaquini (Syllidae,Annelida). Frontiers in Zoology 18:27.
  • Wedmann S, Hörnschemeyer T, Engel MS, Zetter R & Grimsson F (2021) The last meal of an Eocene pollen-feeding fly. Current Biology.
  • Ponz-Segrelles G, Glasby CJ, Helm C, Beckers P, Hammel JU, Passos Ribeiro R & Aguado MT (2021) Integrative anatomical study of the branched annelid Ramisyllis multicaudata (Annelida, Syllidae). Journal of Morphology.
  • Martin D, Aguado MT, Fernández Álamo M-A, Britayev TA, Böggemann M, Capa M, Faulwetter S, Fukuda MV, Helm C, Petti MAV, et al. (2021) On the Diversity of Phyllodocida (Annelida: Errantia), with a Focus on Glyceridae, Goniadidae, Nephtyidae, Polynoidae, Sphaerodoridae, Syllidae, and the Holoplanktonic Families. Diversity 13, 131.
  • Bank S, Buckley TR, Büscher TH, Bresseel J, Constant J, De Haan M, Dittmar D, Dräger H, Kahar RS, Kang A, Kneubühler B, Langton-Myers SS & Bradler S (2021) Reconstructing the nonadaptive radiation of an ancient lineage of ground-dwelling stick insects (Phasmatodae: Heteropterygidae). Systematic Entomology, doi: 10.1111/syen.12472.
  • Cumming RT, Bank S, Bresseel J, Constant J, Le Tirant S, Dong Z, Sonet G, Bradler S (2021) Cryptophyllium, the hidden leaf insects – descriptions of a new leaf insect genus and thirteen species from the former celebicum species group (Phasmatodea, Phylliidae). ZooKeys 1018: 1-179.


  • Jenkins Shaw J., Solodovnikov A., Bai M., & Kaulfuss U. (2020) An amblyopinine rove beetle (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Staphylininae, Amblyopinini) from the earliest Miocene Foulden Maar fossil-Lagerstätte, New Zealand. Journal of Paleontology, 94(6), 1082-1088. doi:10.1017/jpa.2020.35.
  • Kaulfuss U., Lee D.E., Robinson J.H., Wallis G.P., Schwarzhans W.W. (2020) A Review of Galaxias (Galaxiidae) Fossils from the Southern Hemisphere. Diversity; 12(5):208.
  • Sontowski R., Gerth M., Richter S. Gruppe A.., Schlegel M., van Dam N.M., Bleidorn C. (2020) Infection Patterns and Fitness Effects of Rickettsia and Sodalis Symbionts in the Green Lacewing Chrysoperla carnea. Insects, 11, 867.
  • Hörandl E., Bast J., Brandt A., Scheu S., Bleidorn C., Cordellier, M. et al. (2020). Genome Evolution of Asexual Organisms and the Paradox of Sex in Eukaryotes. Evolutionary Biology—A Transdisciplinary Approach, 133-167.
  • De Assís J. E., Bleidorn C., & Christoffersen M. L. (2020). Maldanidae Malmgran, 1867. Handbook of zoology. A natural history of the phyla of the animal kingdom. Berlin: De Gruyter, 12.
  • Helm C., Vila I., Budaeva N. (2020) Histriobdella Claus & Moquin-Tandon, 1884. In book: Handbook of Zoology Online, Editors: G. Purschke, W. Westheide & M. Böggemann.
  • A Tzetlin, N Budaeva, E Vortsepneva, C Helm (2020) New insights into morphology and evolution of the ventral pharynx and jaws in Histriobdellidae (Eunicida, Annelida). Zoological Letters, 6: 14.
  • S Kumar, S Chandra Tumu, C Helm, H Hausen (2020) The development of early pioneer neurons in the annelid Malacoceros fuliginosus. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 20, 117
  • RT Cumming, S Bank, S Le Tirant, S Bradler (2020) Notes on the leaf insects of the genus Phyllium of Sumatra and Java, Indonesia, including the description of two new species with purple coxae (Phasmatodea, Phylliidae). ZooKeys 913, 89
  • T Dencker, CA Leimeister, M Gerth, C Bleidorn, S Snir, B Morgenstern (2020) ‘Multi-SpaM’: a maximum-likelihood approach to phylogeny reconstruction using multiple spaced-word matches and quartet trees. NAR Genomics and Bioinformatics 2: lpz013.
  • B Jordal, M Tischer (2020) Genetic and taxonomic assessment of the widespread Afrotropical ambrosia beetle Xyleborus principalis (Coleoptera, Scolytinae). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 1-9.
  • P Kalke, T Frase, S Richter (2020) From swimming towards sessility in two metamorphoses – the drastic changes in structure and function of the nervous system of the bay barnacle Amphibalanus improvisus (Crustacea, Thecostraca, Cirripedia) during development. Contributions to Zoology, 89(3), 324-352
  • G Ponz-Segrelles, RP Ribeiro, C Bleidorn, MT Aguado (2020) Sex-specific gene expression differences in reproducing Syllis prolifera and Nudisyllis pulligera (Annelida, Syllidae). Marine Genomics, 100772
  • RP Ribeiro, G Ponz-Segrelles, C Helm, B Egger, MT Aguado (2020) A new species of Syllis Grube, 1850 including transcriptomic data and an updated phylogeny of Syllinae (Annelida: Syllidae). Marine Biodiversity 50, 1-16
  • P Theodorou, R Radzevičiūtė, G Lentendu, B Kahnt, M Husemann, C Bleidorn, et al. (2020) Urban areas as hotspots for bees and pollination but not a panacea for all insects. Nature Communications 11, 576.


  • MT Aguado, M Capa, D Lago-Barcia, J Gil, F Pleijel, A Nygren (2019) Species delimitation in Amblyosyllis (Annelida, Syllidae). PloS one 14 (4), e0214211
  • P Beckers, C Helm, T Bartolomaeus (2019) The anatomy and development of the nervous system in Magelonidae (Annelida)–insights into the evolution of the annelid brain. BMC evolutionary biology 19 (1), 1-21
  • P Beckers, C Helm, G Purschke, K Worsaae, P Hutchings, et al. (2019) The central nervous system of Oweniidae (Annelida) and its implications for the structure of the ancestral annelid brain. Frontiers in zoology 16 (1), 1-21
  • C Bleidorn (2019) Recent progress in reconstructing lophotrochozoan (spiralian) phylogeny. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 19: 557-566.
  • IL Dittmann, D Cuadrado, MT Aguado, C Noreña, B Egger (2019) Polyclad phylogeny persists to be problematic. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 19 (4), 585-608
  • C Grohmann, S Bradler, SN Gorb (2019) Tarsal attachment pads in phasmatodea (Hexapoda: Insecta). Schweizerbart Science Publishers
  • F Glaw, O Hawlitschek, A Dunz, J Goldberg, S Bradler (2019) When giant stick insects play with colors: Molecular phylogeny of the Achriopterini and description of two new splendid species (Phasmatodea: Achrioptera) from Madagascar. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7, 105
  • SRR Kolora, A Weigert, A Saffari, S Kehr, MB Walter Costa, C Spröer, H Indrischek, M Chintalapati, K Lohse, G Doose, J Overmann, B Bunk, C Bleidorn, et al. (2019) Divergent evolution in the genomes of closely related lacertids, Lacerta viridis and L. bilineata, and implications for speciation. GigaScience 8, giy160.
  • AK Lau, S Dörrer, C Leimeister, C Bleidorn, B Morgenstern (2019) Read-SpaM: assembly-free and alignment-free comparison of bacterial genomes with low sequencing coverage. BMC Bioinformatics 20: 638.
  • CA Leimeister, J Schellhorn, S Dörrer, M Gerth, C Bleidorn, B Morgenstern (2019) Prot-SpaM: fast alignment-free phylogeny reconstruction based on whole-proteome sequences. GigaScience 8, giy148.
  • J Linde, YM Pacheco, JA Robertson, S Bradler, SM Bybee, MF Whiting (2019) Biogeographic patterns of the stick insects (Insecta: Phasmatodea) of Vanuatu. Entomology 2019
  • T Miura, K Oguchi, M Nakamura, N Jimi, S Miura, Y Hayashi, S Koshikawa, MT Aguado (2019) Life Cycle of the Japanese Green Syllid, Megasyllis nipponica (Annelida: Syllidae): Field Collection and Establishment of Rearing System. Zoological Science 36 (5), 372-379
  • S Michanski, K Smaluch, AM Steyer, R Chakrabarti, C Setz, D Oestreicher, C Fischer, W Möbius, T Moser, C Vogl, C Wichmann (2019): Mapping developmental maturation of inner hair cell ribbon synapses in the apical mouse cochlea. PNAS 116 (13): 6415-6424
  • A Ravara, MT Aguado, CF Rodrigues, L Génio, MR Cunha (2019) Description of a new genus and species of Chrysopetalidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the NE Atlantic, with some further records of related species. European Journal of Taxonomy 2019
  • RP Ribeiro, G Ponz-Segrelles, C Bleidorn, MT Aguado (2019) Comparative transcriptomics in Syllidae (Annelida) indicates that posterior regeneration and regular growth are comparable, while anterior regeneration is a distinct process. BMC Genomics 20 (1), 855
  • JA Robertson, S Bradler, MF Whiting (2019) Evolutionary significance of oviposition techniques in stick and leaf insects (Phasmatodea). Entomology 2019
  • S Simon, H Letsch, S Bank, T Buckley, A Donath, S Liu, R Machida, et al. (2019) Old world and new world phasmatodea: phylogenomics resolve the evolutionary history of stick and leaf insects. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7, 345
  • M Tischer, M Gorczak, B Bojarski, J Pawłowska, C Hoffeins, HW Hoffeins & M Wrzosek (2019) New fossils of ascomycetous anamorphic fungi from Baltic amber. Fungal Biology, 123(11): 804-810.
  • JP Vegas, I Adarraga, MT Aguado, FA Elosegui, A Arias, MCB Rodríguez, et al. (2019) POLYCHAETA V y VI, dos nuevas aportaciones del proyecto Fauna Ibérica al conocimiento de los poliquetos peninsulares. Libro de resúmenes XXIII Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia


  • S Bradler, TR Buckley (2018) Biodiversity of phasmatodea. Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society 2, 281-313
  • MR Brugler, MT Aguado, M Tessler, ME Siddall (2018) The transcriptome of the Bermuda fireworm Odontosyllis enopla (Annelida: Syllidae): a unique luciferase gene family and putative epitoky-related genes. PloS one 13 (8), e0200944
  • TH Büscher, TR Buckley, C Grohmann, SN Gorb, S Bradler (2018) The evolution of tarsal adhesive microstructures in stick and leaf insects (Phasmatodea). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6, 69
  • T Buckley, S Bradler (2018) Biodiversity of Phasmatodea. Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society, Volume 2
  • R Faria, D Triant, A Perdomo-Sabogal, B Overduin, C Bleidorn, et al. (2018) Introducing evolutionary biologists to the analysis of big data: guidelines to organize extended bioinformatics training courses. Evolution: Education and Outreach 11, 8.
  • C Helm, P Beckers, T Bartolomaeus, SH Drukewitz, I Kourtesis, A Weigert, G Purschke, K Worsaae, TH Struck, C Bleidorn (2018) Convergent evolution of the ladder-like ventral nerve cord in Annelida. Frontiers in zoology 15 (1), 36
  • C Helm, MJ Bok, P Hutchings, E Kupriyanova, M Capa (2018) Developmental studies provide new insights into the evolution of sense organs in Sabellariidae (Annelida). BMC evolutionary biology 18 (1), 1-13
  • YM Pacheco, S Bradler, JA Robertson, MF Whiting (2018) Ecomorph evolution: Multiple origins of the Papua New Guinea tree lobsters. Entomology 2018
  • G Ponz‐Segrelles, C Bleidorn, MT Aguado (2018) Expression of vasa, piwi, and nanos during gametogenesis in Typosyllis antoni (Annelida, Syllidae). Evolution & development 20 (5), 132-145
  • RP Ribeiro, C Bleidorn, MT Aguado (2018) Regeneration mechanisms in Syllidae (Annelida). Regeneration 5 (1), 26-42
  • JA Robertson, S Bradler, MF Whiting (2018) Evolution of oviposition techniques in stick and leaf insects (Phasmatodea). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6, 216
  • M Sann, O Niehuis, RS Peters, C Mayer, A Kozlov, L Podsiadlowski, S Bank, K Meusemann, B Misof, C Bleidorn, M Ohl (2018) Phylogenomic analysis of Apoidea sheds new light on the sister group of bees. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18, 71.