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Georg Mayer

University of Leipzig
Institute of Biology
Talstrasse 33
Leipzig, Saxony D-04103
Germany

gmayer@onychophora.com
+49 (0)341 97 36 764

PI: YES
Taxa Studied: Invertebrate Animals
Techniques Employed: Sanger Sequencing, Solexa (Illumina) Sequencing, Bioinformatics/Sequence Analysis, In Situ Hybridization, Antibody Staining, Sectioning for Histology, Sectioning for Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Epifluoresence Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, Degenerate PCR
Research Description: Arthropods are one of the largest and most diverse animal groups on earth, comprising nearly two-thirds of all animal species. To shed light on the evolution of this diversity, we focus on their closest relatives, onychophorans (velvet worms) and tardigrades (water bears) two important, albeit understudied, animal groups. We apply various methods to study the anatomy, development, phylogeny and other aspects of these animals, which will help us to understand the evolutionary changes that have taken place since their divergence from arthropods over 540 million years ago.
Lab Web Page: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~evodevo/index_en.htm
Willing to Host Undergraduates: NO
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: NO
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