• Active mode of excretion across digestive tissues predates the origin of excretory organs 

      Andrikou, Carmen; Thiel, Daniel; Ruiz-Santiesteban, Juan A.; Hejnol, Andreas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Most bilaterian animals excrete toxic metabolites through specialized organs, such as nephridia and kidneys, which share morphological and functional correspondences. In contrast, excretion in non-nephrozoans is largely ...
    • The architecture of cell differentiation in choanoflagellates and sponge choanocytes 

      Laundon, Davis; Larson, Ben T; McDonald, Kent; King, Nicole; Burkhardt, Pawel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-12)
      Although collar cells are conserved across animals and their closest relatives, the choanoflagellates, little is known about their ancestry, their subcellular architecture, or how they differentiate. The choanoflagellate ...