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Study of the ontogenetic origin of structural biodiversity in South American catfishes (genus Corydoras, Callichthyidae)

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Dutch title: Studie naar de ontogenetische basis van bouwplan-diversiteit bij Zuid-Amerikaanse katvissen (genus Corydoras, Callichthyidae)
Period: November 2003 till October 2005
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Biodiversity; Ontogeny

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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Afdeling Nematologie, more, partner

This project will focus on the ontogenetic origin of the structural biodiversity of the head in a highly diverse group of South American catfishes, i.e. the genus Corydoras. Of this genus, almost nothing is known about the morphology of head structures and their ontogeny. This research will focus on the ontogeny of these head structures (skeleton and muscles) in one species on a microscopic-anatomical level. These results will then be compared to those of related species.

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