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Main research fields

- Placozoan diversity, systematic & phylogeography

- Metazoan phylogeny

- Mitochondrial genome evolution in Placozoa, Porifera, Cnidaria & Ctenophora


Schierwater, B., Eitel, M., Jakob, W., Osigus, H.J., Hadrys, H., Dellaporta, S.L., Kolokotronis, S.O., DeSalle, R., 2009. Concatenated Analysis Sheds Light on Early Metazoan Evolution and Fuels a Modern "Urmetazoon" Hypothesis. Plos Biol 7, 36-44.

de Jong, D., Eitel, M., Jakob, W., Osigus, H.J., Hadrys, H., DeSalle, R., Schierwater, B., 2009. Multiple Dicer Genes in the Early-Diverging Metazoa. Mol Biol Evol 26, 1333-1340.

Osigus, H.J., Eitel, M., Schierwater, B., 2013b. Chasing the urmetazoon: Striking a blow for quality data? Mol Phylogenet Evol 66, 551-557.

Eitel, M., Osigus, H.J., DeSalle, R., Schierwater, B., 2013. Global Diversity of the Placozoa. Plos One 8.

Osigus, H.J., Eitel, M., Bernt, M., Donath, A., Schierwater, B., 2013. Mitogenomics at the base of Metazoa. Mol Phylogenet Evol 69, 339-351.

Book chapters

Schierwater, B., Eitel, M., Osigus, H.J., von der Chevallerie, K., Bergmann, T., Hadrys, H., Cramm, M., Heck., L., M.R., L., DeSalle, R., 2010. Trichoplax and Placozoa: one of the crucial keys to understanding metazoan evolution. In: DeSalle, R., Schierwater, B. (Eds.), Key transitions in animal evolution. CRC Press, 2010, pp. 289-326.

Eitel, M., Jakob, W., Osigus, H. J., Paknia, O., von der Chevallerie, K., Bergmann, T., Schierwater, B., 2014. Phylogenetics and phylogenomics at the root of the Metazoa. In: Wägele, J. Wolfgang (Ed.) and Thomas Bartolomaeus (Ed.). Deep Metazoan Phylogeny: The Backbone of the Tree of Life. New insights from analyses of molecules, morphology, and theory of data analysis. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014, pp. 23-48

Picture contributions

Piper R (2013). Animal Earth: The Amazing Diversity of Living Creatures. Thames and Hudson, London.

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