• Axis patterning by BMPs: cnidarian network reveals evolutionary constraints 

      Genikhovich, Grigory; Fried, Patrick; Prünster, M. Mandela; Schinko, Johannes B.; Gilles, Anna F.; Fredman, David; Meier, Karin; Iber, Dagmar; Technau, Ulrich (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-03)
      BMP signaling plays a crucial role in the establishment of the dorso-ventral body axis in bilaterally symmetric animals. However, the topologies of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling networks vary drastically ...
    • Evolution of eumetazoan nervous systems: Insights from cnidarians 

      Kelava, Iva; Rentzsch, Fabian; Technau, Ulrich (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-12-19)
      Cnidarians, the sister group to bilaterians, have a simple diffuse nervous system. This morphological simplicity and their phylogenetic position make them a crucial group in the study of the evolution of the nervous system. ...