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Laboratoire de Biologie Marine (UCL-BMAR)

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English name: Marine Biology Laboratory
Parent institute: Université Catholique de Louvain; Département de Biologie (UCL), more

Thesaurus terms (3) : Benthos; Bioluminescence; Wrecks
Geographical term : ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
Address:
Bâtiment Kellner, niveau D-1
3 Place Croix du Sud, bt 4
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgium

Tel.: +32-(0)10-47 34 76
Fax: +32-(0)10-47 34 76
 
Type: Scientific

Persons (8)  Top | Publications | Projects 

Abstract:
The Marine Biology laboratory (BMAR) of the Université Catholique de Louvain mainly studies bioluminescence, but formerly also researched the marine biodiversity on ship wrecks on the Belgian continental shelf. This research unit frequently collaborates with other universities around the world, such as Victoria Museum and the Sydney and Perth Universities (Australia), the University of Bergen (Norway), Goteborg and Lund Universities (Sweden), Otago University (New Zealand), University of California - Santa Barbara Campus (USA), Ryukyus University (Japan) and the Arago laboratory and the Observatoire de Roscoff (France). The group is also part of the Interuniversity Center for Marine Biology (CIBIM).

The laboratory conducts research on the following marine topics:
- Biodiversity of bioluminescence;
- Bioluminescence in sharks;
- The control mechanisms, functions and evolution of bioluminescence;
- Origin of marine luminous compounds;
- Bioluminescence on the pelagic ringworm Tomopteris.

Publications (61)  Top | Persons | Projects 
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  • Peer reviewed article Gouveneaux, A.; Flood, P.R.; Erichsen, E.S.; Olsson, C.; Lindström, J.; Mallefet, J. (2017). Morphology and fluorescence of the parapodial light glands in Tomopteris helgolandica and allies (Phyllodocida: Tomopteridae). Zool. Anz. 268: 112-125. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.jcz.2016.08.002, 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 Verheye, M.L.; Backeljau, T.; d'Udekem d'Acoz, C. (2016). Looking beneath the tip of the iceberg: diversification of the genus Epimeria on the Antarctic shelf (Crustacea, Amphipoda). Polar Biol. 39(5): 925-945. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00300-016-1910-5, more
  • Peer reviewed article Claes, J.M.; Mallefet, J. (2015). Comparative control of luminescence in sharks: new insights from the slendertail lanternshark (Etmopterus molleri). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 467: 87-94. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2015.03.008, 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 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 Straube, N.; Li, C.; Claes, J.M.; Corrigan, S.; Naylor, G. (2015). Molecular phylogeny of Squaliformes and first occurrence of bioluminescence in sharks. BMC Evol. Biol. 15. dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12862-015-0446-6, more
  • Peer reviewed article Claes, J.M.; Partridge, C; Hart, S; Garza-Gisholt, E; Ho, C; Mallefet, J.; Collin, P (2014). Photon hunting in the twilight zone: visual features of mesopelagic bioluminescent sharks. PLoS One 9(8): -. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0104213, more
  • Peer reviewed article Claes, J.M.; Nilsson, D.E.; Straube, N.; Collin, S.P.; Mallefet, J. (2014). Iso-luminance counterillumination drove bioluminescent shark radiation. NPG Scientific Reports 4(4328): 7 pp. dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep04328, more
  • Peer reviewed article Claes, J.M.; Mallefet, J. (2014). Ecological functions of shark luminescence. Luminescence 29: 13-15, 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 Mallefet, J.; Fujita, T (2014). First luminescence survey of Okinawa brittle stars. Luminescence 29: 29-30, 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 Claes, J.M.; Dean, M.N.; Nilsson, D.E.; Hart, N.S.; Mallefet, J. (2013). A deepwater fish with 'lightsabers' - dorsal spine-associated luminescence in a counterilluminating lanternshark. NPG Scientific Reports 3. dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep01308, 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 Gouveneaux, A.; Mallefet, J. (2013). Physiological control of bioluminescence in a deep-sea planktonic worm, Tomopteris helgolandica. J. Exp. Biol. 216(22): 4285-4289. dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.090852, more
  • Peer reviewed article Jones, A.; Mallefet, J. (2013). Why do brittle stars emit light? Behavioural and evolutionary approaches of bioluminescence. Cah. Biol. Mar. 54(4): 729-734, more
  • Peer reviewed article Renwart, M.; Mallefet, J. (2013). First study of the chemistry of the luminous system in a deep-sea shark, Etmopterus spinax Linnaeus, 1758 (Chondrichthyes: Etmopteridae). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 448: 214-219. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2013.07.010, more
  • Peer reviewed article Claes, J.M.; Ho, H.C.; Mallefet, J. (2012). Control of luminescence from pygmy shark (Squaliolus aliae) photophores. J. Exp. Biol. 215(10): 1691-1699. dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.066704, more
  • Peer reviewed article Delroisse, J.; Mallefet, J.; Flammang, P. (2012). Between emission and perception: do luminous brittle-stars perceive their own light? Luminescence 27(2): 111-113, more
  • Peer reviewed article d'Udekem d'Acoz, C.; Havermans, C. (2012). Two new Pseudorchomene species from the Southern Ocean, with phylogenetic remarks on the genus and related species (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Lysianassoidea: Lysianassidae: Tryphosinae). Zootaxa 3310(3310): 1-50, more
  • Peer reviewed article Gouveneaux, A.; Mallefet, J. (2012). First description of neural control mechanisms in bioluminescence of Tomopteris helgolandica (Annelida, Polychaeta). Luminescence 27(2): 118-119, more
  • Peer reviewed article Jones, A.; Mallefet, J. (2012). New evidence to "burglar-alarm" function of bioluminescence in the ophiuroid species Ophiopsila aranea. Luminescence 27(2): 123-123, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mallefet, J. (2012). News in Echinoderm's luminescence. Luminescence 27(2): 138-138, more
  • Peer reviewed article Renwart, M.; Mallefet, J. (2012). Light emitting system in a deep sea shark: Etmopterus spinax (Squaloidea: Etmopteridae). Luminescence 27(2): 154-154, more
  • Peer reviewed article Claes, J.M.; Sato, K.; Mallefet, J. (2011). Morphology and control of photogenic structures in a rare dwarf pelagic lantern shark (Etmopterus splendidus). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 406(1-2): 1-5. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2011.05.033, more
  • Peer reviewed article Claes, J.M.; Krönström, J.; Holmgren, S.; Mallefet, J. (2011). GABA inhibition of luminescence from lantern shark (Etmopterus spinax) photophores. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Toxicol. Pharmacol. 153(2): 231-236. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2010.11.002, more
  • Peer reviewed article Havermans, C.; Nagy, Z.T.; Sonet, G.; De Broyer, C.; Martin, P. (2011). DNA barcoding reveals new insights into the diversity of Antarctic species of Orchomene sensu lato (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Lysianassoidea). Deep-Sea Res., Part 2, Top. Stud. Oceanogr. 58(1-2): 230-241. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.09.028, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bouveroux, T.; Mallefet, J. (2010). Social structure of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Panama City, Florida. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 90(8): 1685-1692. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315409991251, more
  • Peer reviewed article Claes, J.M.; Aksnes, D.L.; Mallefet, J. (2010). Phantom hunter of the fjords: Camouflage by counterillumination in a shark (Etmopterus spinax). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 388(1-2): 28-32. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2010.03.009, more
  • Peer reviewed article Claes, J.M.; Krönström, J.; Holmgren, S.; Mallefet, J. (2010). Nitric oxide in the control of luminescence from lantern shark (Etmopterus spinax). J. Exp. Biol. 213(17): 3005-3011. dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.040410, more
  • Peer reviewed article Claes, J.M.; Mallefet, J. (2010). The lantern shark's light switch: turning shallow water crypsis into midwater camouflage. Biol. Lett. 6(5): 685-687. dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2010.0167, more
  • Peer reviewed article Claes, J.M.; Mallefet, J. (2010). Functional physiology of lantern shark (Etmopterus spinax) luminescent pattern: differential hormonal regulation of luminous zones. J. Exp. Biol. 213(11): 1852-1858. dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.041947, more
  • Peer reviewed article Havermans, C.; Nagy, Z.T.; Sonet, G.; De Broyer, C.; Martin, P. (2010). Incongruence between molecular phylogeny and morphological classification in amphipod crustaceans: a case study of Antarctic lysianassoids. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 55(1): 202-209. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ympev.2009.10.025, more
  • Peer reviewed article Jones, A.; Mallefet, J. (2010). Aposematic use of bioluminescence in Ophiopsila aranea (Ophiuroidea, Echinodermata). Luminescence 25(2): 155-156, more
  • Peer reviewed article Krönström, J.; Mallefet, J. (2010). Evidence for a widespread involvement of NO in control of photogenesis in bioluminescent fish. Acta Zool. (Stockh.) 91(4): 474-483. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6395.2009.00438.x, more
  • Peer reviewed article Renwart, M.; Mallefet, J. (2010). First description of the luminous system of the velvet belly lantern shark Etmopterus spinax (Chondrichthyes: Etmopteridae). Luminescence 25(2): 156-157, more
  • Peer reviewed article Claes, J.M.; Mallefet, J. (2009). Ontogeny of photophore pattern in the velvet belly lantern shark, Etmopterus spinax. Zoology (Jena) 112(6): 433-441. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.zool.2009.02.003, more
  • Peer reviewed article Huber, D.; Claes, J.; Mallefet, J.; Herrel, A. (2009). Is extreme bite performance associated with extreme morphologies in sharks? Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 82(1): 20-28. dx.doi.org/10.1086/588177, more
  • Peer reviewed article Claes, J.M.; Mallefet, J. (2008). Early development of bioluminescence suggests camouflage by counter-illumination in the velvet belly lantern shark Etmopterus spinax (Squaloidea: Etmopteridae). J. Fish Biol. 73(6): 1337-1350. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.02006.x, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mallefet, J.; Quevy, F.; O'Hara, T. (2008). Distribution of luminescence in Ophiuroidea (Echinodermata). Luminescence 23(2): 84-84, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mallefet, J.; Renard, J.; O'Hara, T. (2008). Nervous control of luminescence in Ophionereis schayeri (Ophiuroidea, Echinodermata)? Luminescence 23(2): 84-84, more
  • Peer reviewed article Havermans, C.; De Broyer, C.; Mallefet, J.; Zintzen, V. (2007). Dispersal mechanisms in amphipods: a case study of Jassa herdmani (Crustacea, Amphipoda) in the North Sea. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 153(1): 83-89. http://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-007-0788-8, more
  • Peer reviewed article Havermans, C.; De Broyer, C.; Mallefet, J.; Zintzen, V. (2007). Dispersal mechanisms in amphipods: a case study of Jassa herdmani (Crustacea, Amphipoda) in the North Sea. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 153(1): 83-89. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-007-0788-8, more
  • Peer reviewed article Zintzen, V.; Massin, C.; Norro, A.; Mallefet, J. (2006). Epifaunal inventory of two shipwrecks from the Belgian Continental Shelf. Hydrobiologia 555(1): 207-219. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-005-1117-1, more
  • Mallefet, J. (2013). Nervous control of Amphiura arcystata luminescence (Ophiuroidea, Echinodermata), in: Johnson, C. (Ed.) Echinoderms in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 13th International Echinoderm Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart Tasmania, Australia, 5-9 2009 January 2009. pp. 293, more
  • Mallefet, J.; Parmentier, B.; Mulliez, X.; Shimomura, O.; Morsomme, P. (2013). Characterisation of Amphiura filiformis luciferase (Ophiuroidea, Echinodermata), in: Johnson, C. (Ed.) Echinoderms in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 13th International Echinoderm Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart Tasmania, Australia, 5-9 2009 January 2009. pp. 293, more
  • Mallefet, J.; Hurbin, O.; Jones, A. (2013). Function of Ophiopsila aranea luminescence (Ophiuroidea, Echinodermata), in: Johnson, C. (Ed.) Echinoderms in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 13th International Echinoderm Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart Tasmania, Australia, 5-9 2009 January 2009. pp. 261, more
  • Mallefet, J.; O'Hara, T.D. (2013). Ophiuroidea luminescence: diversity and distribution, a first analysis, in: Johnson, C. (Ed.) Echinoderms in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 13th International Echinoderm Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart Tasmania, Australia, 5-9 2009 January 2009. pp. 260-261, more
  • Jones, A.; Mallefet, J. (2012). Study of the luminescence in the black brittle-star Ophiocomina nigra: toward a new pattern of light emission in ophiuroids. Zoosymposia 7: 139-145, more
  • Delval, S.; Mallefet, J. (2010). Bioluminescence as a functional marker of brachial regeneration in Amphiura filiformis (O.F.Muller, 1776) [Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea], in: Harris, L.G. et al. Echinoderms: Durham - Proceedings of the 12th international echinoderm conference, Durham, New Hampshire, USA, 7-11 August, 2006. pp. 349-353, more
  • Delval, S.; Mallefet, J. (2010). Proximal to distal gradient of luminescence in the arm of Amphiura filiformis (Echinodermata-Ophiuroidea), in: Harris, L.G. et al. Echinoderms: Durham - Proceedings of the 12th international echinoderm conference, Durham, New Hampshire, USA, 7-11 August, 2006. pp. 355-357, more
  • Vanderlinden, C.; Mallefet, J.; Gailly, P. (2010). How do brittle stars control their light emission?, in: Harris, L.G. et al. Echinoderms: Durham - Proceedings of the 12th international echinoderm conference, Durham, New Hampshire, USA, 7-11 August, 2006. pp. 419-422, more
  • Claes, J.M.; Mallefet, J. (2009). Bioluminescence of sharks, a case study: Etmopterus spinax, in: Shen, X. et al. (Ed.) (2008). Bioluminescence and chemiluminescence. Light emission: biology and scientific applications. pp. 15-18. dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789812839589_0002, more
  • Mallefet, J.; Zintzen, V.; Massin, C.; Norro, A.; Vincx, M.; De Maersschalck, V.; Steyaert, M.; Degraer, S.; Cattrijsse, A.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2008). Belgian shipwreck: hotspots for marine biodiversity BEWREMABI: final report. Belgian Science Policy: Brussel. 151 pp., more
  • Zintzen, V.; Massin, C.; Norro, A.; Mallefet, J. (2007). Epifaunal inventory of two shipwrecks from the Belgian Continental Shelf, in: Zintzen, V. Biodiversity of shipwrecks from the Southern Bight of the North Sea. pp. 87-109, more
  • Zintzen, V.; Massin, C.; Norro, A.; Mallefet, J. (2006). Epifaunal inventory of two shipwrecks from the Belgian Continental Shelf, in: Queiroga, H. et al. (Ed.) Marine biodiversity: patterns and processes, assessment, threats, management and conservation: Proceedings of the 38th European Marine Biology Symposium, held in Aveiro, Portugal, 8-12 September 2003. Developments in Hydrobiology, 183: pp. 207-219. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-005-1117-1, more
  • Fauville, G.; Dupont, S.; Mallefet, J. (2003). Comparison of mechanically and chemically induced luminescence in the brittle star Amphipholis squamata, in: Féral, J.-P. et al. Echinoderm Research 2001: proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Echinoderm Research, Banyuls-sur-mer, 3-7 September 2001. pp. 189-192, more

Projects (9)  Top | Persons | Publications 
  • BENCORE: Belgian Network for Coastal Reseach, more
  • BEWREMABI: Belgian Shipwreck: hotspots for Marine Biodiversity, more
  • Bioluminescence functions in ophiuroids (Echinodermata, Invertebrata), more
  • Functional regeneration in luminous ophiuroids (Echinodermata, Invertebrata), more
  • Microevolution in Echinodermata (Invertebrata), more
  • Physiological study of ophiuroids (Echinodermata, Invertebrata) bioluminescence, more
  • Study of antioxidant properties of compounds from marine organisms., more
  • Study of metabolic adaptations and antioxidant systems in abyssal and hydrothermal organisms., more
  • Study of the biodiversity of the wrecks of the Belgian continental shelf by the scientific diving, more

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