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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

K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35
9000 Gent
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Type: Scientific

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The research group Evolutionary Developmental Biology of the Biology Department at Ghent University focuses on the evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo) of the vertebrate skeleton and dentition. With a tradition in morphology and histology, current research includes molecular, histochemical and cytochemical approaches to unravel the basic processes of vertebrate skeletal development. Naturally, the aim of the conducted research is to relate the features of selected skeletal or dental elements with specific biochemical and molecular events. Finally, the findings are placed in an evolutionary perspective.

The lab is specialised in the analysis of both cartilaginous and bony fish, including widely-used model organisms like the catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula), the bichir (Polypterus senegalus), the zebrafish (Danio rerio) and various species of cichlids (Cichlidae). Moreover, farmed species such as Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) are studied as well. Other studies within the group extend to non-mammalian model organisms such as the clawed frog (Xenopus).

The lab has active collaborations and ongoing projects together with leading scientists and institutions in the United States, Canada, Singapore, France, Portugal and Norway.

Publications (15)  Top | Persons 
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  • 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 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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