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Departement Biologie (KMMA)

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English name: Department Biology
Parent institute: Koninklijk Museum voor Midden Afrika (KMMA), more
Leuvensesteenweg 13
3080 Tervuren

Tel.: +32-(0)2-769 52 11
Fax: +32-(0)2-769 52 42
Type: Scientific

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Child institutes (2)  Top | Publications 
  • Koninklijk Museum voor Midden Afrika; Departement Biologie; Departement Afrikaanse Zoölogie (KMMA), more
  • Koninklijk Museum voor Midden Afrika; Departement Biologie; Departement Houtbiologie (KMMA), more

The Biology department of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) manages an extensive collection of Afrotropical organisms. Furthermore, the department conducts research at an international level both on collection specimens and on species in their natural environment in order to attain a better understanding of African biodiversity.

The department consists of four divisions:
- Wood Biology;
- Biological collection and data management;
- Invertebrates;
- Vertebrates.

The marine research is situated in the Vertebrates and Invertebrates divisions.
- The Vertebrates division conducts research in the field of ichtyology and more specifically on the systematics and ecology of African fish species. This group is involved in FishBase: the largest worldwide fish encyclopedia and scientific data source on fish. The RMCA is responsible for the African brackish and freshwater fish (;
- In the Invertebrates division, the taxonomy of sea cucumbers is studied.

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  • Peer reviewed article Fourdrilis, S.; Mardulyn, P.; Hardy, O.J.; Jordaens, K.; de Frias Martins, A.M.; Backeljau, T. (2016). Mitochondrial DNA hyperdiversity and its potential causes in the marine periwinkle Melarhaphe neritoides (Mollusca: Gastropoda). PeerJ 4: 33 pp., more
  • Peer reviewed article Stoyanov, B.; Huyse, T.; Pankov, P.; Georgiev, B. (2016). Morphological and molecular identification of Gyrodactylus bubyri Osmanov, 1965 (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) from Caucasian dwarf goby, Knipowitschia caucasica (Berg) (Actinopterygii: Gobionellidae) from a Black Sea lagoon. Parasitol. Res. 115(4): 1617-1625., more

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