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Laboratoire de Biologie des Organismes Marins et Biomimétisme (Umons-BOMB)
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English name: Laboratory of Biology of Marine Organisms and Biomimetics
Parent institute: Université de Mons; Faculté des Sciences; Département de Biologie (Umons), more
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Laboratoire de Biologie des Organismes Marins et Biomimétisme
6 Avenue du champ de Mars
Life Sciences Building
7000 Mons
Belgium
 
Type: Scientific

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Abstract:
The research carried out within the laboratory of Biology of Marine Organisms and Biomimetics focuses on three main axes: (1) socio-ecological aquaculture, (2) symbiosis and diseases and (3) biomimetics. The lab is part of the Interuniversity Center for Marine Biology (CIBIM). ‘Socio-ecologic aquaculture’ research addresses issues on aquacultures - particularly sea cucumber, algae and coral aquacultures - of which certain stages can be managed by poor coastal communities. Historically, the group experienced great success with the development of sea cucumber aquaculture and most of their aquaculture-related publications deal with this subject. Particular interest has been paid to the development of a method to allow cultivation of sea cucumbers in locally managed farms all year round. This method is patented since 2002, which led to the development of Madagascar Holothurie SA in 2008, the first trade company based on sea cucumber aquaculture in Madagascar. In 2013, the group opened the Polyaquaculture Research Laboratory in Madagascar in collaboration with the Halieutic Institute and Marine Science of the University of Toliara.

The ‘symbiosis and diseases’ axis performs research on parasitic, commensal or mutualist relations of marine organisms. The life cycle, etiology and phylogeny of symbiotic prokaryonts and various symbiotic eukaryonts (e.g. ctenarians, flatworms, polychaetes, myzostomids, molluscs, echinoderms, fish) are studied in order to better understand the factors affecting or regulating the symbiotic interactions including those in diseases. A variety of analytic methodes are used and include electronic microscopy (TEM and SEM), DNA phylogeny and mass spectrometry.

The ‘biomimetics’ approach focuses on the different protein-based adhesion mechanisms developed by marine invertebrates. The aim of this research is to gain a detailed knowledge of biological adhesives in order to develop synthetic counterparts. The adhesive systems of marine organisms differ by their mode of operation, their structure and the characteristics of their adhesive proteins. They are therefore complementary biological models for the study of bioadhesion in the marine environment.

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  • Peer reviewed article Cohen-Rengifo, M.; Moureaux, C.; Dubois, P.; Flammang, P. (2017). Attachment capacity of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus in a range of seawater velocities in relation to test morphology and tube foot mechanical properties. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 164(4). https://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-017-3114-0, more
  • Peer reviewed article Todinanahary, G.G.B.; Lavitra, T.; Andrifanilo, H.H.; Puccini, N.; Grosjean, P.; Eeckhaut, I. (2017). Community-based coral aquaculture in Madagascar: a profitable economic system for a simple rearing technique? Aquaculture 467: 225-234. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.07.012, more
  • Peer reviewed article Brasseur, L.; Parmentier, E.; Caulier, G.; Vanderplanck, M.; Michez, D.; Flammang, P.; Gerbaux, P.; Lognay, G.; Eeckhaut, I. (2016). Mechanisms involved in pearlfish resistance to holothuroid toxins. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 163(6): 129. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-016-2901-3, more
  • Peer reviewed article Caulier, G.; Mezali, K.; Soualili, D.L.; Decroo, C.; Demeyer, M.; Eeckhaut, I.; Gerbaux, P.; Flammang, P. (2016). Chemical characterization of saponins contained in the body wall and the Cuvierian tubules of the sea cucumber Holothuria (Platyperona) sanctori (Delle Chiaje, 1823). Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 68: 119-127. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.bse.2016.06.005, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Bruyn, C.; David, B.; Motreuil, S.; Caulier, G.; Jossart, Q.; Rigaud, T.; De Ridder, C. (2016). Should I stay or should I go? Causes and dynamics of host desertion by a parasitic crab living on echinoids. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 546: 163-171. https://hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps11616, more
  • Peer reviewed article Delroisse, J.; Mallefet, J.; Flammang, P. (2016). De novo adult transcriptomes of two European brittle stars: spotlight on opsin-based photoreception. PLoS One 11(4): e0152988. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152988, more
  • Peer reviewed article Lengerer, B.; Hennebert, E.; Flammang, P.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ladurner, P. (2016). Adhesive organ regeneration in Macrostomum lignano. Bmc Developmental Biology 16: 16 pp. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1186/s12861-016-0121-1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Parmentier, E.; Lanterbecq, D.; Eeckhaut, I. (2016). From commensalism to parasitism in Carapidae (Ophidiiformes): heterochronic modes of development? PeerJ 4: e1786. dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1786, more
  • Peer reviewed article Rouse, G.W.; Lanterbecq, D.; Summers, M.M.; Eeckhaut, I. (2016). Four new species of Mesomyzostoma (Myzostomida: Annelida). J. Nat. Hist. 50(1-2): 1-23. dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2015.1056266, more
  • Peer reviewed article Terrana, L.; Caulier, G.; Todinanahary, G.; Lepoint, G.; Eeckhaut, I. (2016). Characteristics of the infestation of Seriatopora corals by the coral gall crab Hapalocarcinus marsupialis Stimpson, 1859 on the great reef of toliara, Madagascar. Symbiosis 69(2): 113-122. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s13199-016-0391-1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Tsiresy, G.; Preux, J.; Lavitra, T.; Dubois, P.; Lepoint, G.; Eeckhaut, I. (2016). Phenology of farmed seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii infestation by the parasitic epiphyte Polysiphonia sp. in Madagascar. J. Appl. Phycol. 28(5): 2903-2914. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10811-016-0813-8, more
  • Peer reviewed article Yoo, H.Y.; Iordachescu, M.; Huang, J.; Hennebert, E.; Kim, S.; Rho, S.; Foo, M.; Flammang, P.; Zeng, H.; Hwang, D.; Waite, J.H.; Hwang, D.S. (2016). Sugary interfaces mitigate contact damage where stiff meets soft. Nature Comm. 7: 8 pp. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1038/ncomms11923, more
  • Peer reviewed article D'Aniello, S.; Delroisse, J.; Valero-Gracia, A.; Lowe, E.; Byrne, M.; Cannon, J.; Halanych, K.; Elphick, M.; Mallefet, J.; Kaul-Strehlowi, S.; Lowe, C.; Flammang, P.; Ullrich-Luter, E.; Wanninger, A.; Arnone, M. (2015). Opsin evolution in the Ambulacraria. Marine Genomics 24(Part 2): 177-183. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margen.2015.10.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Delroisse, J.; Ortega-Martinez, O; Dupont, S; Mallefet, J.; Flammang, P. (2015). De novo transcriptome of the European brittle star Amphiura filiformis pluteus larvae. Marine Genomics 23: 109-121. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margen.2015.05.014, more
  • Peer reviewed article Demeyer, M.; Wisztorski, M.; Decroo, C.; De Winter, J.; Caulier, G.; Hennebert, E.; Eeckhaut, I.; Fournier, I.; Flammang, P.; Gerbaux, P. (2015). Inter- and intra-organ spatial distributions of sea star saponins by MALDI imaging. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 407(29): 8813-8824. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00216-015-9044-0, more
  • Peer reviewed article Eeckhaut, I.; Caulier, G.; Brasseur, L.; Flammang, P.; Gerbaux, P.; Parmentier, E.; Parmentier, E. (2015). Effects of holothuroid ichtyotoxic saponins on the gills of free-living fishes and symbiotic pearlfishes. Biol. Bull. 228(3): 253-265, more
  • Peer reviewed article Hennebert, E.; Leroy, B.; Wattiez, R.; Ladurner, P. (2015). An integrated transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of sea star epidermal secretions identifies proteins involved in defense and adhesion. J. Proteomics 128: 83-91. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jprot.2015.07.002, more
  • Peer reviewed article Renwart, M.; Delroisse, J.; Flammang, P.; Claes, J.M.; Mallefet, J. (2015). Cytological changes during luminescence production in lanternshark (Etmopterus spinax Linnaeus, 1758) photophores. Zoomorphology 134(1): 107-116. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00435-014-0235-6, more
  • Peer reviewed article Caulier, G.; Lepoint, G.; Van Nedervelde, F.; Eeckhaut, I. (2014). The diet of the Harlequin crab Lissocarcinus orbicularis, an obligate symbiont of sea cucumbers (holothuroids) belonging to the genera Thelenota, Bohadschia and Holothuria. Symbiosis 62(2): 91-99. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13199-014-0274-2, more
  • Peer reviewed article Collard, M.; Eeckhaut, I.; Dehairs, F.; Dubois, P. (2014). Acid-base physiology response to ocean acidification of two ecologically and economically important holothuroids from contrasting habitats, Holothuria scabra and Holothuria parva. Environm. Sc. & Poll. Res. 21(23): 13602-13614. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-014-3259-z, more
  • Peer reviewed article Delroisse, J.; Flammang, P.; Mallefet, J. (2014). Marine luciferases: are they really taxon-specific? A putative luciferase evolved by co-option in an echinoderm lineage. Luminescence 29: 15-16, more
  • Peer reviewed article Delroisse, J.; Ullrich-Luter, E; Ortega-Martinez, O; Mallefet, J.; Flammang, P. (2014). Opsin-based extraocular photoreception in a luminous brittle star. Luminescence 29: 65-66, more
  • Peer reviewed article Delroisse, J.; Ullrich-Lüter, E.; Ortega-Martinez, O.; Dupont, S.; Arnone, M.-I.; Mallefet, J.; Flammang, P. (2014). High opsin diversity in a non-visual infaunal brittle star. BMC Genom. 15. dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-15-1035, more
  • Peer reviewed article Demeuldre, M.; Ngo, T.C.; Hennebert, E.; Wattiez, R.; Leclère, P.; Flammang, P. (2014). Instantaneous adhesion of Cuvierian tubules in the sea cucumber Holothuria forskali. Biointerphases 9(2). dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.4875731, more
  • Peer reviewed article Demeyer, M.; De Winter, J.; Caulier, G.; Eeckhaut, I.; Flammang, P.; Gerbaux, P. (2014). Molecular diversity and body distribution of saponins in the sea star Asterias rubens by mass spectrometry. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. (B Biochem. Mol. Biol.) 168: 1-11. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpb.2013.10.004, more
  • Peer reviewed article Hennebert, E.; Wattiez, R.; Demeuldre, M.; Ladurner, P; Hwang, S; Waite, H; Flammang, P. (2014). Sea star tenacity mediated by a protein that fragments, then aggregates. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 111(17): 6317-6322. dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1400089111, more
  • Peer reviewed article Kenkel, D; Sheridan, C.; Leal, C; Bhagooli, R; Castillo, D; Kurata, N; Mcginty, E; Goulet, L; Matz, V (2014). Diagnostic gene expression biomarkers of coral thermal stress. Mol. Ecol. Resour. 14(4): 667-678. dx.doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.12218, more
  • Peer reviewed article Leal, C; Sheridan, C.; Osinga, R; Dionisio, G; Rocha, M; Silva, B; Rosa, R; Calado, R (2014). Marine microorganism-invertebrate assemblages: perspectives to solve the "supply problem" in the initial steps of drug discovery. Mar. Drugs 12(7): 3929-3952. dx.doi.org/10.3390/md12073929, more
  • Peer reviewed article Litsios, G; Pearman, B; Lanterbecq, D.; Tolou, N; Salamin, N (2014). The radiation of the clownfishes has two geographical replicates. J. Biogeogr. 41(11): 2140-2149. dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12370, more
  • Peer reviewed article Msuya, E; Buriyo, A; Omar, I; Pascal, B.; Narrain, K; Ravina, M; Mrabu, E; Wakibia, G (2014). Cultivation and utilisation of red seaweeds in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Region. J. Appl. Phycol. 26(2): 699-705. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10811-013-0086-4, more
  • Peer reviewed article Plotieau, T.; Lepoint, G.; Lavitra, T; Eeckhaut, I. (2014). Isotopic tracing of sediment components assimilated by epibiontic juveniles of Holothuria scabra (Holothuroidea). J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 94(7): 1485-1490. https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315414000502, more
  • Peer reviewed article Renwart, M.; Delroisse, J.; Claes, J.M.; Mallefet, J. (2014). Ultrastructural organization of lantern shark (Etmopterus spinax Linnaeus, 1758) photophores. Zoomorphology 133(4): 405-416. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00435-014-0230-y, more
  • Peer reviewed article Sheridan, C.; Grosjean, P.; Leblud, J.; Palmer, V; Kushmaro, A; Eeckhaut, I. (2014). Sedimentation rapidly induces an immune response and depletes energy stores in a hard coral. Coral Reefs 33(4): 1067-1076. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-014-1202-x, more
  • Peer reviewed article Sheridan, C.; Baele, J.M.; Kushmaro, A; Frejaville, Y; Eeckhaut, I. (2014). Terrestrial runoff influences white syndrome prevalence in SW Madagascar. Mar. Environ. Res. 101: 44-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.08.003, more
  • Peer reviewed article Caulier, G.; Flammang, P.; Gerbaux, P.; Eeckhaut, I. (2013). When a repellent becomes an attractant: harmful saponins are kairomones attracting the symbiotic Harlequin crab. NPG Scientific Reports 3. dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep02639, more
  • Peer reviewed article Caulier, G.; Flammang, P.; Rakotorisoa, P.; Gerbaux, P.; Demeyer, M.; Eeckhaut, I. (2013). Preservation of the bioactive saponins of Holothuria scabra through the processing of trepang. Cah. Biol. Mar. 54(4): 685-690, more
  • Peer reviewed article Collard, M.; Catarino, A.I.; Bonnet, S.; Flammang, P.; Dubois, P. (2013). Effects of CO2-induced ocean acidification on physiological and mechanical properties of the starfish Asterias rubens. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 446: 355-362. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2013.06.003, more
  • Peer reviewed article Delroisse, J.; Fourgon, D.; Eeckhaut, I. (2013). Reproductive cycles and recruitment in Ophiomastix venosa and Ophiocoma scolopendrina, two co-existing tropical ophiuroids from the barrier reef of Toliara (Madagascar). Cah. Biol. Mar. 54(4): 593-603, more
  • Peer reviewed article Delroisse, J.; Lanterbecq, D.; Eeckhaut, I.; Mallefet, J.; Flammang, P. (2013). Opsin detection in the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus and the sea star Asterias rubens. Cah. Biol. Mar. 54(4): 721-727, more
  • Peer reviewed article Leal, M.C.; Calado, R.; Sheridan, C.; Alimonti, A.; Osinga, R. (2013). Coral aquaculture to support drug discovery. Trends Biotechnol. 31(10): 555-561. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tibtech.2013.06.004, more
  • Peer reviewed article Plotieau, T.; Baele, J.-M.; Vaucher, R.; Hasler, C.A.; Koudad, D.; Eeckhaut, I. (2013). Analysis of the impact of Holothuria scabra intensive farming on sediment. Cah. Biol. Mar. 54(4): 703-711, more
  • Peer reviewed article Plotieau, T.; Lavitra, T.; Gillan, D.C.; Eeckhaut, I. (2013). Bacterial diversity of the sediments transiting through the gut of Holothuria scabra (Holothuroidea; Echinodermata). Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 160(12): 3087-3101. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-013-2297-2, more
  • Peer reviewed article Rouse, G.W.; Jermiin, L.S.; Wilson, N.G.; Eeckhaut, I.; Lanterbecq, D.; Oji, T.; Young, C.M.; Browning, T.; Cisternas, P.; Helgen, L.E.; Stuckey, M.; Messing, C.G. (2013). Fixed, free, and fixed: The fickle phylogeny of extant Crinoidea (Echinodermata) and their Permian-Triassic origin. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 66(1): 161-181. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ympev.2012.09.018, more
  • Peer reviewed article Sheridan, C.; Kramarsky-Winter, E.; Sweet, M.; Kushmaro, A.; Leal, M.C. (2013). Diseases in coral aquaculture: causes, implications and preventions. Aquaculture 396-399: 124-135. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2013.02.037, more
  • Peer reviewed article Becker, P.T.; Lambert, A.; Lejeune, A.; Lanterbecq, D.; Flammang, P. (2012). Identification, characterization, and expression levels of putative adhesive proteins from the tube-dwelling polychaete Sabellaria alveolata. Biol. Bull. 223(2): 217-225, more
  • Peer reviewed article Demeuldre, M.; Eeckhaut, I. (2012). Gonad development in the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra Jaeger, 1833. SPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin 32: 15-23, more
  • Peer reviewed article Hennebert, E.; Wattiez, R.; Waite, J.H.; Flammang, P. (2012). Characterization of the protein fraction of the temporary adhesive secreted by the tube feet of the sea star Asterias rubens. Biofouling (Print) 28(3): 289-303. dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2012.672645, more
  • Peer reviewed article Jonker, J.L.; von Byern, J.; Flammang, P.; Klepal, W.; Power, A.M. (2012). Unusual adhesive production system in the barnacle Lepas anatifera: an ultrastructural and histochemical investigation. J. Morphol. (1931) 273(12): 1377-1391. dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20067, more
  • Cohen-Rengifo, M.; Flammang, P.; Dubois, P. (2014). Tube foot mechanical properties in the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus from habitats presenting a range of seawater velocities, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 25, more
  • Caulier, G.; Parmentier, E.; Lepoint, G.; Van Nedervelde, F.; Eeckhaut, I. (2012). Characterization of a population of the Harlequin crab, Lissocarcinus orbicularis Dana, 1852, an obligate symbiont of holothuroids, in Toliara bay (Madagascar). Zoosymposia 7: 177-183, more
  • Hennebert, E.; Santos, R.; Flammang, P. (2012). Echinoderms don't suck: evidence against the involvement of suction in tube foot attachment. Zoosymposia 7: 25-32, more
  • Hennebert, E.; Becker, P.; Flammang, P. (2012). Lessons from sea organisms to produce new biomedical adhesives, in: Mano, J.F. (Ed.) Biomimetic approaches for biomaterials development. . hdl.handle.net/10.1002/9783527652273.ch12, more

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