Group of the month: Parergodrilidae (Annelida)
This month’s ”Group of the month” is a bit of shameless self-promotion. I will present an animal group today, where we conduct quite a lot of research on.... Read more.
Door 17: The carbon footprint of our computational analyses
In recent years, there has been a new movement in biology and especially in phylogenetics, which looks at the carbon footprint of our computational analyses. It... Read more.
Door 11: How can hybrid incompatibility collapse enlighten hypotheses about stasis?
Today, I would like to present to the paper by Tianzhu Xiong and James Mallet about “On the impermanence of species: The collapse of genetic incompatibili... Read more.
Door 3: How stable can a genome be?
The answer to this question may lay in the paper I am presenting today and at some level genomes seem to be very stable. It was probably one of the most discuss... Read more.
The taxonomic challenge of the annelid genus Perinereis (Nereididae) just gets larger
Today, our paper about Perinereis species from the intertidal coasts of the Red Sea, Gulf of Suez and Suez Canal lead by Asmaa Haris Elgetany was published in Z... Read more.
Do we need to lobby more for invertebrate taxonomy and biodiversity?
Spiders, insects and even more so worms and wormlike invertebrates are often considered ugly and disgusting, at least unappealing, and sometimes even dangerous.... Read more.
Group of the month: hairybellies (Gastrotricha)
What is so fascinating or even better said the beauty of working with tiny worms? Many might be curious about this, when they meet researchers like me. I would ... Read more.
Launch of Biodiversity Genomics Europe – sequencing the genomes of European species
After two years of hard work and many meetings, we can officially announce that the Biodiversity Genomics Europe consortium has started this month. The road to ... Read more.
Mapping distribution of cirratulid using Norwegian collections
We were fortunate to obtain finding from ArtsDatabanken for new project. Yesterday the contracts were signed and hence our project can start soon. We are an int... Read more.
Using skims of the genome to reveal if there are two genera in Allodia fungus gnats or not
Usually I work with marine invertebrates from a group called Lophotrochozoa, which comprises among others mollusks, segmented worms and flatworms. However, the ... Read more.