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Onderzoeksgroep Evolutionaire Ontwikkelingsbiologie (UGent)

English name: Research group Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Parent institute: Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie (UGent), more

Thesaurus terms (3) : Biochemistry; Molecular biology; Morphology
K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35
9000 Gent
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Type: Scientific

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The research group Evolutionary Developmental Biology focuses on the evolution and development (Evo-Devo) of the vertebrate skeleton. Special techniques are used for extreme detailed histological analysis of skeletal tissues. Current studies include molecular, histochemical and cytochemical approaches that can elucidate principles of vertebrate skeletal development. The basic research of the Evo-Devo lab focuses on the evolution of vertebrate teeth, with zebrafish and medaka as experimental models, and on the evolution of the vertebral column.

Basic knowledge about the skeleton promotes our applied studies: biomedical research and aquaculture research. Biomedical research analyses zebrafish as a model for human skeletal diseases, such as osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), in collaboration with the Ghent University Hospital (UZ), the University of Pavia (Italy) and other medical faculties across Europe. Aquaculture research investigates skeletal malformations of farmed fish, particularly Atlantic salmon and other salmonid species. At Ghent University the Evo-Devo lab is the centre for research on farmed Atlantic salmon. These studies are done with partners in Norway, Canada, Chile and Australia.

Publications (23)  Top | Persons 
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  • Peer reviewed article Dellacqua, Z.; Di Biagio, C.; Costa, C.; Pousão-Ferreira, P.; Ribeiro, L.; Barata, M.; Gavaia, P.J.; Mattei, F.; Fabris, A.; Izquierdo, M.; Boglione, C. (2023). Distinguishing the effects of water volumes versus stocking densities on the skeletal quality during the pre-ongrowing phase of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). Animals 13(4): 557., more
  • Peer reviewed article Dillon, D.; Witten, P.E.; Buck, C.L. (2023). Evaluating dermal bone as a novel source of endocrine information in ninespine and threespine stickleback fish. Integrative Organismal Biology 5(1): obad007., more
  • Peer reviewed article Drábiková, L.; Fjelldal, P.G.; Yousaf, M.N.; Morken, T.; De Clercq, A.; McGurk, C.; Witten, P.E. (2023). Elevated water CO2 can prevent dietary-induced osteomalacia in post-smolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar, L.). Biomolecules 13(4): 663., more
  • Peer reviewed article Drábiková, L.; Fjelldal, P.G.; De Clercq, A.; Yousaf, M.N.; Morken, T.; McGurk, C.; Witten, P.E. (2022). What will happen to my smolt at harvest? Individually tagged Atlantic salmon help to understand possible progression and regression of vertebral deformities. Aquaculture 559: 738430., more
  • Peer reviewed article Huysseune, A.; Cerny, R.; Witten, P.E. (2022). The conundrum of pharyngeal teeth origin: the role of germ layers, pouches, and gill slits. Biol. Rev. 97(1): 414-447., more
  • Peer reviewed article de Azevedo, A.M.; Fontanillas, R.; Owen, M.A.G.; Busti, S.; Parma, L.; Bonaldo, A.; Witten, P.E.; Huysseune, A. (2021). A quantitative analysis of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) juvenile dentition as a tool to assess the effect of diet. Can. J. Zool. 99(7): 548-556., more
  • Peer reviewed article Drábiková, L.; Fjelldal, P.G.; De Clercq, A.; Yousaf, M.N.; Morken, T.; McGurk, C.; Witten, P.E. (2021). Vertebral column adaptations in juvenile Atlantic salmon Salmo salar, L. as a response to dietary phosphorus. Aquaculture 541: 736776., more
  • Peer reviewed article Freese, M.; Rizzo, L.Y.; Pohlmann, J.-D.; Marohn, L.; Witten, P.E.; Gremse, F.; Rütten, S.; Güvener, N.; Michael, S.; Wysujack, K.; Lammers, T.; Kiessling, F.; Hollert, H.; Hanel, R.; Brinkmann, M. (2019). Bone resorption and body reorganization during maturation induce maternal transfer of toxic metals in anguillid eels. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 116(23): 11339-11344., more
  • Peer reviewed article Thuong, N.P.; Prondvai, E.; De Kegel, B.; De Wolf, T.; Witten, P.E.; Adriaens, D. (2019). Morphological and histological characterization of an ectopically mineralized structure in a gilthead sea bream Sparus aurata with opercular deformation. J. Fish Dis. 42(9): 1259-1270., more
  • Peer reviewed article De Clercq, A.; Perrott, M.R.; Davie, P.S.; Preece, M.A.; Owen, M.A.G.; Huysseune, A.; Witten, P.E. (2018). Temperature sensitive regions of the Chinook salmon vertebral column: Vestiges and meristic variation. J. Morphol. 279(9): 1301-1311., more
  • Peer reviewed article De Clercq, A.; Perrott, M.R.; Davies, P.S.; Preece, M.A.; Huysseune, A.; Witten, P.E. (2018). The external phenotype-skeleton link in post-hatch farmed Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). J. Fish Dis. 41(3): 511-527., more
  • Peer reviewed article De Swaef, E.; Claeys, M.; Bert, W.; Huysseune, A.; Witten, P.E.; Van Den Broeck, W.; Decostere, A. (2017). Ultrastructural morphology of the envelope of Dover sole Solea solea eggs from fertilization until hatching with emphasis on sample preparation. Micron 99: 9-18., more
  • Peer reviewed article Tan, W.H.; Witten, P.E.; Winkler, C.; Au, D.W.T.; Huysseune, A. (2017). Telomerase expression in medaka (Oryzias melastigma) pharyngeal teeth. Journal of Dental Research 96(6): 678-684., more
  • Peer reviewed article Thuong, N.P.; Verstraeten, B.; Kegel, B.D.; Christiaens, J.; Wolf, T.D.; Sorgeloos, P.; Bonte, D.; Adriaens, D. (2017). Ontogenesis of opercular deformities in gilthead sea bream Sparus aurata: a histological description. J. Fish Biol. 91(5): 1419-1434., more
  • Peer reviewed article Rolvien, T.; Nagel, F.; Milovanovic, P.; Wuertz, S.; Marshall, R.P.; Jeschke, A.; Schmidt, F.N.; Hahn, M.; Witten, P.E.; Amling, M.; Busse, B. (2016). How the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) loses its skeletal framework across lifetime. Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 283(1841)., more
  • Peer reviewed article Vandenplas, S.; Vandeghinste, R.; Boutet, A.; Mazan, S.; Huysseune, A. (2016). Slow cycling cells in the continuous dental lamina of Scyliorhinus canicula: new evidence for stem cells in sharks. Dev. Biol. 413(1): 39-49., more
  • Peer reviewed article Vandenplas, S.; Willems, M.; Witten, P.E.; Hansen, T.; Fjelldal, P.G. (2016). Epithelial label-retaining cells are absent during tooth cycling in Salmo salar and Polypterus senegalus. PLoS One 11(4): e0152870., more
  • Peer reviewed article Loizides, M; Georgiou, N; Somarakis, S; Witten, P.E.; Koumoundouros, G (2014). A new type of lordosis and vertebral body compression in Gilthead sea bream, Sparus aurata L.: aetiology, anatomy and consequences for survival. J. Fish Dis. 37(11): 949-957., more
  • Peer reviewed article Stewart, P; Deschamps, H; Witten, P.E.; Le Luyer, J; Proulx, E; Huysseune, A.; Bureau, P; Vandenberg, W (2014). X-ray-based morphometrics: an approach to diagnose vertebral abnormalities in under-mineralized vertebrae of juvenile triploid all-female rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed with a phosphorus deficient diet. J. Appl. Ichthyol. 30(4): 796-803., more
  • Peer reviewed article Witten, P.E.; Cancela, L; IAFSB Organisers (2014). Fish skeletal biology and beyond. J. Appl. Ichthyol. 30(4): 597-599., more
  • Peer reviewed article Witten, P.E.; Sire, Y; Huysseune, A. (2014). Old, new and new-old concepts about the evolution of teeth. J. Appl. Ichthyol. 30(4): 636-642., more
  • Peer reviewed article Huysseune, A.; Vandenplas, S.; De Groeve, B.; Fjelldal, P.; Hansen, T. (2012). The pattern of the lower jaw dentition in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar): a tool to study mechanisms of tooth replacement? J. Appl. Ichthyol. 28(3): 330-335., more
  • Peer reviewed article Vandenplas, S.; Willems, M.; Huysseune, A. (2012). Dual BrdU-PCNA immunodetection of proliferative cells in dental and orofacial tissues of teleosts. J. Appl. Ichthyol. 28(3): 336-340., more

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